After two days of snapping pictures in the gardens here in the park and on the porch for hummers using manual focus, I ashamedly only have a handful of keepers. Hummingbirds have been an intrigue to me ever since I was little - I grew up out in the sticks and we had no kidding about 20 hummingbird feeders around our property, 10 acres total but only about 1 acre that was maintained and that's where the feeders were...my job was to refill the feeders on Sunday and Wednesday every week...well to summarize I am really having fun watching and attempting to photograph these guys. I have a long way to go and some gear to purchase courtesty of Uncle Frank's input. This were taken with D70, iTTL built in flash, 1/500th, manual focus, shutter priority mode, +1.3EV, 80-200 AF-S at 180mm, 1st on tripod, 2nd handheld... You probably will have to left click on the images for a larger version due to the forum's re-size feature! Please feel free to critique as I would like to learn.