June 14 2011

Humming Birds


Well Aware of Me

4053-copy1.jpgThey are well aware of me standing there taking the picture.  It makes them very nervous.

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3 Responses to “Humming Birds”

  1. Z from Chicago says:

    I was in Michigan this past weekend and my brother has a couple of well-frequented feeders. Unfortunately it was a both a social event and very cold outside so I didn’t get any pictures. I did get some of Catbirds, Cardinals and various Finches but they didn’t come out very well as I shot through a screen. I tried to photograph a hummingbird but just when I had one in the viewfinder someone would wander on to the porch and scare them away. Oh, well. Next time.

  2. Databrokers says:

    Hi Z, Isn’t that the way it goes. Some days, I can shoot so many photos that don’t quite come out. I think a big part of my problem is my eyes. I have two pair of glasses I use. One for the computer and the other for normal wear. The pair for normal wear are trifocals, the computer glasses are not. With the trifocals I sometimes don’t get my eye quite where it should be. Like you say Oh Well, maybe next time. I really think that is the key, patience to keep trying to get that one good picture.

  3. Z from Chicago says:

    I just leave the camera on “Auto” and let the focus go automatic. The problem is that sometimes, when shooting through a screen, the screen is in focus and the bird isn’t. I may be going back this coming weekend and since there won’t be a dozen or so people around I might get a good shot.

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