The first shot is taken behind the glass while the 2nd and 3rd are in the open aviary in JBP...Originally posted by sonix
But with flash ..... the glass will reflect it back right?
Or for G2.. i need something more powerful.. like 420 EX...
My 707 has 5x... and my B300 has a 1.7x...Originally posted by Pinoy
Do you have any tele-lens? I don't think the 3x zoom of the G2 would be sufficient.
Anyway, good luck!
Hummingbirds beat their wings from 80/s normally up to 200/s during courtship.Originally posted by kamwai
how fast can those humming birds beat their wings?
u need 1/800s to freeze their wing, even 1/60 also not fast enough!
wonder how many shots you have tried before getting the first pic?
Wow. I guess we need to do some research in order to take excellent shot. Tks for sharing.Originally posted by willyfoo
Hummingbirds beat their wings from 80/s normally up to 200/s during courtship.
Sometime you don't want to fully freeze the wings... some motion blur is nice to show movement... I've had comments that the first shot looks like a toy hummingbird suspended on an invisible string..
For the first pic, the Sparkling Violet-ear goes to the feeder once in 20 minutes on an average (when I was there).. it doesn't stay long at the feeder, only long enough to take 1 shot. 2 shots out of 4 were spoilt (wings were in a wrong position)... the other shot that came out ok was the wing in a downward position