Friday, August 21, 2009

Another Shot From My Hummingbird Marathon

This is one of my favorite shots from the past week of renting telephoto lenses. It was taken with a flash (Nikon SB 900 Speedlight) to stop the motion of the wings. It is full frame with no cropping and I haven't done any post processing on it yet. My mentor, Nancy Louie, turned me on to the idea and helped me get my barrings with all the technical stuff involved. See more about shooting hummingbirds with a flash here.


  1. Nice hummingbird shots Sandy! I think I like the one that is in the middle of the previous post the best. There is a nice catch-light in the eye and the background is really nice. I like the motion blurred wing. Which lens are you finding is best?

  2. Just by accident I came accross your blog, I was looking for a quote and I hope it is okay I use the quote '"Step into today with positive intent and don't look back." ~ Minna'
    I have a photoblog, the pictures you show here are amazing, a joy to the eye.

  3. Thanks D! I found the Sigma 100-300mm superior to the 50-500mm.

    Yes Astrid -As far as I know, individual quotes can be used publicly, as long as credit is given.
    And thanks for your nice comments!


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