Female Black-chinned HummingbirdFemale Black-chinned Hummingbird – Nikon D200, tripod mounted, f6.3, 1/160, ISO 400, +0.7 EV, Nikkor 200-400mm VR with 1.4x TC at 400mm, natural light, near a backyard feeder

Yesterday I saw a female Black-chinned Hummingbird (Archilochus alexandri) checking out the feeder near my front window and I realized that I haven’t posted any hummingbirds to my blog yet so I decided to post this one that I photographed a few years ago in the backyard.

The hummingbirds here will soon be leaving, I should have spent more time photographing them, I should put that on my list to do next season.

I don’t use flash on birds because of my own personal ethics regarding bird photography so I used a tripod for stability knowing I wasn’t going to get a fast shutter speed with the light that was available.