View Full Version : Why do Humming Birds hummmm???
06-20-2011, 02:11 AM
Because they don't know the words :) My family and I went to my best friends out in the country for fathers day. I'm glad I brought my camera along. PLEASE!!! C&C. As many may know as I found out today. These little gaffers are tricky. I would love to get better shots of them but am clueless to the best way to capture a humming bird.
15158 f-3.5 / 1/1000 / ISO 100
15159 f-6.3 / 1/500 / ISO 100
These are nice shots John. I can't comment about humming birds as we don't have them here to my knowledge.
I understand it is difficult to focus on these little birds, but the focus is more on the feeder in the second than the bird. I am presuming you may have done this on purpose to preset your focus awaiting the bird to arrive.
06-20-2011, 02:29 AM
Thanks for looking Kaye. This was actually my first time trying to photograph these little guys. They move super quick. Yes I did pre focus on the feeder. They just Hoover, dart and dip in mid air and make a fairly loud hum while in flight. This is because their wing speed is 50 flaps per second. I have copied a link of you would like to read more.
06-20-2011, 02:30 AM
P.S. I also shot them in RAW. They have only been converted in camera though. Marianne has inspired me :)
06-20-2011, 02:36 AM
I found this link on how to photograph Humming Birds.
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