Two more hummers: first one is w the flashes to stop wing motion w set-up described above; second is a natural shot w 600mm II + 1.4XTC + fill flash using better beamer and high-speed synch at 1/1000 and f8 - doesn't quite stop the wings. The first technique requires a lot of patience and sitting (the camera is manually focused on the lure and you just push the remote when a bird visits), while the second is dependent on rapid AF and framing a fast moving subject.Great shots and very impressive to get so close to them. I like the 2nd shot a bit better - I think the blurring shows the motion and gives the shot more feeling. I'd be very happy to get either photo
Thanks Mackguyver. I tend to like the more natural one better too and the technique is a little more engaging for the photographer. I just wish we had more than ruby throated hummers in NC - very jealous of the folks further west and south.
1Dx I, 5DSR, 600 II, 300 II, 200 f2, 85 1.2 II, 100 2.8 IS, 24TS II, 70-200 II, 24-70 II, 16-35 III, 100-400 II, 11-24