The Ruby-throated Hummingbird is a stunning bird that is known for its vibrant colors and fast, acrobatic flight. They are found primarily in North America and are a favorite of bird watchers and photographers alike. In this blog post, I will share with you my experience photographing this magnificent bird in flight at my yard in Arkansas.
I used a Canon EOS R5 camera and an RF 100-500 mm F4.5-7.1 L IS USM lens to capture this shot. This lens provided me with the ability to zoom in and get close to the bird without disturbing it. I used manual exposure mode, with an aperture of f8, shutter speed of 1/3200, and ISO of 1600 (auto). These settings allowed me to freeze the action of the bird in flight and capture it in crisp detail.
The photo was taken on July 10, 2022, at 09:26 A.M. The lighting was perfect, with bright sunlight illuminating the bird and giving it a stunning, radiant look. The Ruby-throated Hummingbird was perched on one of my hummingbird feeders, and I was able to capture it as it took off in flight.
In conclusion, photographing the Ruby-throated Hummingbird in flight is a truly rewarding experience. With the right gear and the right settings, you can capture the beauty and grace of this bird in stunning detail. Whether you are a seasoned photographer or just starting out, I highly recommend giving it a try. You won’t be disappointed!