OK, perhaps not my best photo ever of a hummingbird, but it is my favorite.
No, not this next one . . .
. . . but it is of this bird.
The date is 08/08/08, and I walk out onto my deck with my D100 and 105mm Macro lens. This fellow is sitting on the tomato plants wire, guarding the premises from intrusion by other hummers. I snap the above photo.
Then I get a little closer, and snap another.
Nothing. No reaction to my movement, no reaction to the shutter noise.
I step a tad closer . . .
. . . and a tad closer . . .
Uh-oh . . . it looks as if it registered my presence . . .
. . . but no; he’s just scanning for intruders.
Emboldened, I get closer still . . .
At this point I’m beginning to think it’s hurt . . . but no; it acts all normal like.
Understand these are not cropped. The D100 is a 6MP camera. Had I snapped this photo with my D7000, I would be able to count its eyelashes. I might be able to give it an eye exam. I might be able to read its thoughts. You get the idea.
Now, I did up the saturation a bit on these, and I adjusted the exposure. I wanted to show the colors of these beauties. But there is no cropping. The picture is as it came off the camera.
There is one more picture. There is no SmugMug gallery for this, so go ahead and click on it, and you’ll get the full resolution photo, 3000×2000 or thereabouts. Actually, you can click on any of them, and the full size will open up in a new window (if your cursor changes to a (+), it means you can zoom in even more.
But, if you don’t feel like hitting the others, you should click on this next one . . . my personal favorite in hummingbirds photos.
I took seven photos, and they are all in this post, but that last one is my favorite hummingbird photo to date.
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