A camera always attached to your hand can result in….

Picture of the moment
PICTURE OF THE MOMENT

 

If you always have your camera attached to your arm, sometimes you can be rewarded with a nice picture or two:

Anna's hummingbird

 

Anna's hummingbird

 

It hovered just a couple of feet from me for about 15 seconds and let me take a dozen pictures. Judging from its behavior, this is either a female or juvenile Anna’s hummingbird (Calypte anna). Considering that it hovered just feet from me for so long, I would guess a juvenile that doesn’t know any better yet. lol

Anna’s hummingbirds like to hover while they are gathering nectar or catching insects. If your garden is like mine and has lots of spider webs, you can watch them pluck spiders out of the webs. I’m still trying to get that picture.

These two pictures had a shutter speed of 1/640 second. Just how fast a shutter speed do I need to get rid of the motion blur in the wings?

 

This post approved by
This post approved by Zoey the Cool Cat

Advertisements

9 thoughts on “A camera always attached to your hand can result in….

  1. avian101

    Are the birds following you now? Lucky son of a gun! It’s not fair! 🙂
    I believe the setting has to be over 1/1000

    Like

    Reply
    1. Russel Ray Photos Post author

      Slowly but surely I’m increasing my shutter speed for these little birds. I just always thought that since they flap their wings at up to 80 times per second, 1/80 should do. Not. Now I’m up to 1/640. I guess 1/1000 will be next.

      Like

      Reply

Let your words flow

Please log in using one of these methods to post your comment:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.