February 8th, 2013 – Avian Friday: Anna’s Hummer
This weeks bird is another blast from the past. I had hoped to make the trek down to Ocean Shores to get some looks at the Snowy Owls, but the forecasted sunlight didn’t materialize when I was able to go. Hummingbirds in-flight are always a challenge to photograph, especially with a large telephoto lens. When they are preoccupied with feeding one can have better odds of capturing them. It’s definitely a bonus too when there is a nice floral backdrop to include in the scene.
Annas Hummingbird (Calypte anna)
700mm | 1/500th Sec. @f/6.3| ISO 500
Canon 1D Mark III+ Canon EF 500/4L IS USM + 1.4X Rear Adapter
Processed with Lightroom 4, Photoshop CS5.
Feel free to comment below if you like what you see or have any other observations.
Thanks for stopping by,