Nice shots. You must've been excited seeing hummers in your yard.
I looked at your lens collection and I think the 80-200 f/2.8 or 180 f/2.8
will do the job. But don't shoot it wide open or you won't get good
details of the hummer's body. Shoot at f/8 and see what you get.
The D300 high iso shots are pretty good. Use high burst mode to
capture as many shots as possible in a single shooting opportunity.
And if you use a feeder, make sure you tape off all the feeding holes
except one so that you'll know where the hummer will show up.
Also,if you want to catch them in flight,then remove all the perching
rails from the feeder. This way, they wil have to hover.
When you press the shutter,the hummers will probably get scared a bit
and then they either fly away or hover. If they hover,that's when you
can catch them in flight. They usually repeat the same process, so
get ready to follow the hummer when they hover.
I also recommend using a tripod and set it at about 5-6 ft. from the feeder.
I almost forgot to mention this. You'll need a lot of patience. They will test your patience. Good luck. :smile:
Those are great ones Joe. I agree with cropping it closer. I don't have a feeder for hummers. but I'm going to make a hummer garden next year. I've got the perfect place for one....right outside my picture window :wink: