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Ruby-throated Hummingbird At My Feeder

2023-08-08T11:59:34-05:00August 31, 2020|Categories: Arkansas, Birds, Lavaca|Tags: , |

I keep a Hummingbird feeder out in my yard during the summer. This Ruby-throated Hummingbird is one of the many that shows up.

As a Photographer, capturing the beauty of nature is always a thrilling experience. And one of the most fascinating creatures to photograph is the Ruby-throated Hummingbird. These tiny birds are known for their iridescent feathers, brilliant emerald green backs, and, of course, their signature ruby-red throat.

Ruby-throated Hummingbird At My Feeder Ruby-throated Hummingbird At My Feeder

If you’re lucky enough to have a hummingbird feeder in your yard, then you have the perfect opportunity to photograph these incredible birds up close and personal. Here are some tips to help you capture the beauty of the Ruby-throated Hummingbird at your feeder.

  1. Patience is key: Hummingbirds are quick and can be skittish, so patience is essential when trying to get the perfect shot. 

  2. Use a fast lens: Hummingbirds are in constant motion, so you’ll need a fast lens (one with a wide aperture) to capture their movement and freeze the action. A telephoto lens is also helpful for getting up close shots.

  3. Experiment with shutter speed: To capture the bird’s wings in motion, try adjusting your shutter speed. A slower shutter speed will result in a blurred image, giving the impression of motion.

  4. Pay attention to lighting: Good lighting is essential for any photograph. Make sure the light source is behind [Read More…]

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