Yesterday we went back to the island to see if we could photograph more hummingbirds and they did not disappoint so I thought I would share two more images of them. I loved the pose of the bird above and the wonderfully smooth background, it was looking up at another hummingbird flying above it. I really enjoy getting these images in non-set up conditions with the birds doing what they want to do naturally.
It was also nice to meet Jeff and Liz Gordon of the ABA yesterday at the entrance to Antelope Island State Park. ABA
Calliope Hummingbird feeding on the nectar of a Rocky Mountain Bee Plant – Nikon D300, f5.6, ISO 640, 1/2000, Nikkor 200-400mm VR with 1.4x TC at 400mm, natural light
This image I like for the “messier” background because there are so many different layers and depth to it.
I am having a great time photographing these hummingbirds and they have helped to take my mind off of other things while I have had them in my viewfinder and when I view the images on my screen.
Please Look at the very thorough and thoughtful opinion that Jeff Cooper offered on the ID of Calliope for the birds I posted yesterday in the comments section of Calliope Hummingbirds?
Happy Friday everyone.