Sunday, August 10, 2008
A tough Capture!!
I've tried many times to capture a hummingbird in flight, especially attempting to get a shot of their speedy little wings! Well, I was finally successful getting that elusive shot while on vacation at Elkins Resort, which is located on Priest Lake in Northern Idaho.
For those that are interested - I took this shot with my Canon Rebel XT using my 75-300mm zoom lens. The ISO was set at 1600, F16 @ 1/2000 of a second. I was four feet away from a feeder.
Hummingbirds hover in mid-air by rapidly flapping their wings 15–80 times per second (depending on the species). They can fly backwards, and are the only group of birds able to do so.
Make sure you click on the images for a closer look...the detail is amazing!