During a recent trip to Deep Creek Lake (MD) I was able to get much closer to some hummingbirds than I had been able to in the past. The birds would buzz the feeders and then retreat to nearby trees. I am in the habit of wearing an bright red Washington Nationals cap and I have been told that could be attracting the birds to me too. (please see below for more text and a second photo)
When I first started photographing hummers I would concentrate on the feeders. Over time I realized that since I was on a porch that was close to the tree tops I could photograph these birds as they rested on the branches slightly above where the feeder is located. Voila! I could get shots like the one shown at the top of this post!
The photo below was taken the same day at the feeder. Both photos were taken with a 70-200 MM lens.
If you would like to see a really neat blog post I saw recently on banding hummingbirds, please go to the following link Hummingbird Banding
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- Have You Ever Been Stared at by a Hummingbird? (talesbycindy.wordpress.com)
- Hummingbird Fans Can Find All They Need at the New e-HummingBird-Feeder.com (hummingbirdlore.com)
- Tiny Furies ~ Dueling Hummingbirds (robertatrahan.wordpress.com)
- Tiny hummingbirds big hit at Nectar Festival (blogs.windsorstar.com)
- Banding Hummingbirds for science . . . and the thrill of holding such a mystical being! (rangewriter.wordpress.com)