First Hummers of the Summer

Discussion in 'Birds' started by davidwcramer, Jul 29, 2007.

  1. Finally had a chance to set up some flash for the hummers. I know nothing about identifying hummers, so please fill me in. Exif included.





  2. KristinB


    Apr 12, 2007
    Stafford, VA

    Those are wonderful shots -- great colors!
  3. Daniel-Swe

    Daniel-Swe Guest

    1, and 2. will be my favorites!
  4. Baxter


    Jan 8, 2007
    Clemson, SC
    All beautiful but the last one is really special because it's different from most of the hummer shots you see. The first one has a wonderful feel as well. Nice shots David.
  5. tech1961


    Jan 28, 2007
    Houston Tx.
    David those shots are beautiful. The detail is incredible.
  6. PJohnP


    Feb 5, 2005
    David :

    No. 5 is a Black-Chinned Hummingbird.

    No. 4 is likely a Calliope Hummingbird, although the real cue is if they can flare their gorget feathers out from the neck. We've had Calliopes up here in SF, so they're certainly in their range where you are.

    John P.
  7. Awesome job capturing a tough subject. Well done!
  8. Gale


    Jan 26, 2005
    Viera Fl
    Excellent work
    Very pretty
  9. Excellent shots David!

  10. Thanks Kristin!

    Much appreciated Daniel.

    I posted the last one because of the unique pose. You never know what you'll get with these little birds.

    Thanks Jimmy.

    I appreciated the ids John. I have seen the Calliope flare those feathers-quite beautiful.

    Much appreciated Rich.
  11. Oh my David! Hummers don't get any better than that! Excellent work.

  12. Thanks a lot.
    In Georgia seems like a shortage of Hummers this year.
  13. Some really great work here David. I really would like to try that some time. How many flashes did you use?
  14. Thanks much Jose!

    I'm glad you enjoyed them Sam.

    Thanks Jim. I use the D200 with onboard flash set to commander mode to trigger an SB-600 and SB-800 on the bird. These then trigger an SB-26 which lights the background (unless if fire again before it's charged!).
  15. Nice hummers. Thanks for sharing

  16. Much thanks, Lil!
  17. DNAsiRNA


    Nov 27, 2006
    Dallas, USA
    Amazing shots. Is background artificial?
  18. Thanks. The background is a cedar tree and an elm tree, with some blue sky depending on the location of the bird. It's lit up by flash to balance the flash on the bird (except on the fourth shot, where the background flash had not recharged enought to fire).
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