Monday, July 25, 2011

Migrating Hummingbird

I was in New Mexico this past weekend, and was pleasantly surprised to see a bunch of migrating ruby throated hummingbirds at a stop we made near a ski lodge near Angel Fire, New Mexico. I'm not an expert, but I assume these are the same group that makes an appearance in the Houston area in August and September. It's always a challenge shooting these little creatures, made even harder this time because I was limited to my travel gear. Shot at 300 mm with the Nikon 28-300 with a pop-up flash, f/5.6 at 1/250 sec handheld while trying to duck as they buzzed me. My metadata said distance to subject was 1.5 meters.

1 comment:

  1. I've seen setup shots that don't look near this good. Great capture with minimal gear.