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Delicate as a flower…

A friend who recently wanted to decorate a room with some bird images got me interested in pursuing this challenging aspect of wildlife photography. Not challenging because it is inherently dangerous, or required exotic world travel and expense–rather just challenging because it is harder than it seems to capture birds really well… that is, in-focus, with narrow depth of field and frankly, doing something interesting. I purchased a couple of feeders recently to help engage my subjects in a location where I could easily observe their behaviors and study how best to get in close and capture them. Funny enough, I have enjoyed watching them as much if not more outside the lens as through it… really studying all the different varieties, and their interactions has been fascinating.

Here is one image I particularly liked from this past week. While he’s not in flight (a hummingbird in flight being one of the holy grails of bird photography), I really liked capturing him during a moment of respite. He seems to be savoring the sweet nectar within before flitting off at 100 mph again from bush to bush. Hopefully, more to come with my birding adventures! Hope you enjoy…

f/5.0, 1/200th, ISO 400, 225 mm

3 Comments Post a comment
  1. Steph Clark #

    Beautiful! Love the contrast of colors

    September 16, 2011
  2. Outstanding as usual!

    September 23, 2011
  3. This is great shot. The colours, the bird they all fascinated me. Thank you, with my love, nia

    November 17, 2011

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