Here are a couple of hummers from this weekend. I have a bumper crop this year, but only the females would approach the feeder once I set-up the kit. 5DMKIII + 300 2.8L II w 25 mm ext tube, 1/200, ISO360, f11 - 4 flashes all at 1/16 power (2X430EX, 1X580EX, 1X600EX - mounted on lens). I also tried a few w/o stopping the wing motion w all the flashes - just using the 5DMKIII w a 600 mm f4 II and 1.4X w the 600EX and betterbeamer. I think I'm hooked on the detail you can see when you stop the motion w flash, but the set-up does inhibit the birds a bit. Hopefully the males will 'man-up' next w/e.
My male was the most prolific, but I didn't get a good in flight shot. I was shooting out the window with the flashes setup outside. Don't know why I didn't think of the extension tube.
my feeders don't have a perch, so the birds tend to hover, feed, back-off and hover. This gives me a chance to get a shot w/o the feeder in the image - maybe give that a try. I will try putting natural flowers in place of the feeder too once I get them used to me agin this year. By putting nectar in the natural flowers w a small syringe, you can get better feeding shots. Here's one from last year that was staged this way.
Awesome Vern! Great image!
5D Mark III, 100-400L, 70-200 2.8L II, 24-105L, 16-35L IS, 17-40L, 85mm 1.8, Samy 14mm 2.8, 600 EX-RT, 580EX II, 430EX II, 1.4X III, 2.0X III