Hummingbird Photography

Photographing hummingbirds is both challenging and rewarding. To get a good close, crisp image of a hummingbird in flight takes a lot of preparation, via research and observation. To obtain images where even the wings are sharp requires high speed flash.

This section of the website has been developed to offer my approach to the task, and hopefully offer some help to those interested in pursuing the challenge. There are literally tens of thousands of images of hummingbirds on the Internet, however only a few percent of them are beyond a small blurry spot in a large frame. I have also seen images for sale (for big money) in galleries that I wouldn’t have even bothered to download from my camera – out of focus, poorly exposed, blurry junk.

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