A day photographing Hummingbirds in South Florida

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December 16th 2017
Published: December 17th 2017
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Luckily today my photographer buddies dragged me to do something different: shoot fast moving crazy beautiful hummingbirds.

Here are we are 3 of us talking about it in the car. We had no idea of what we were doing. Clearly each of our specialties was a different type of photography but we wanted to try and have some fun.

Finding the hummingbirds wasn't an issue...they were definitely there, we all had long lenses and high speed cameras. First issue was figuring out the settings. Once we got to a good happy point the next issue was to focus on the birds. They move extremely fast and their territory was a quite wide area. Each of us chose an area and just waited for them to show up and then we tried different techniques to focus on them as fast as we could before they quickly desappeared again... We had a blast!!! Lets do it again ladies! My settings were 1/1600 f/6.3 ISO AUTO and I shot with a Nikon D500 and a 500mm

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