Birds Fleeting By Emily Carter on September 1, 2014 • ( 31 Comments ) To photograph is to hold one’s breath, when all faculties converge to capture fleeting reality. It’s at that precise moment that mastering an image becomes a great physical and intellectual joy. Henri Cartier-Bresson Share this:TweetEmailLike this:Like Loading... Categories: Birds, Nature Tagged as: bird photography, Birds, hummingbird, nature, Photography, poetry, quotes, ruby throated hummingbird
They are sooooooo pretty, you capture them in flight so perfectly 🙂
You are so sweet Andy..I certainly do try. I must confess. It is super humid this week. One of those days that you just sit and sweat. I saw three of them out there, so I went out to my spot in the gazebo and hoped for their return. One hour later and nothing. Only two short visits. Seems they didn’t like my presence.
All that sweat for nearly nothing. LOL!
Well, you managed to capture them beautifully though! mmmm will you have to make new camouflage to hide behind? 😀
Thank you so much Esse.
Love the hummers, and the quote!
How I wish I could send them your way. Quote is cool isn’t it?
Aren’t they just the amazing things ever. I saw someone call them garden fairies. It is so true.
WOW – these are amazing photos!!!!
WOW back Paige ! Thank you so much for your enthusiasm.
So stunning Emily, beautiful.
You are so very kind Leanne. I do have soft spot for these hummingbirds. Bet you have some interesting ones in Australia.
Superb captures Em…..stunning 😊
Wow, Thank you so much Mark ! I’m such a perfectionist. Still waiting for something supremely special. I must remind myself that taking these isn’t easy.
Reblogged this on The Real Andrew Russell.
Truly appreciate you sharing this with your readers Andrew, and thank you so much for your generous compliment.
It was a pleasure to share it. If I can take half as good photos as you I will be one happy fellow
LOL ! I’m sure you should give yourself more credit. Believe it, it’s taken lots of practice and lots of deleted images.
What a stunning photgraph
Just discovered your comment Andrew, so kind of you and appreciate your generosity.
Superb capture Emily…wonderful
Aren’t they amazing? I am so addicted with them that I will be sad when they head south for the winter.
What a stunning photograph, it should read.
If I could take photos half as good as you do I would be a very happy fellow. So it was my pleasure to share your beautiful work. 🙂
And that can only be captured by a true artist and this photo proves that you are one.
I certainly am trying Neha. It’s always a challenge to find one’s gift. I think these hummingbirds must be my muse.
Wow what awesome photos! What type of lens did you use? And camera settings?
Hi Judy! Sorry for the delay, I shoot with a full-frame Canon 5D Mark III with 500mm L lens, although I was close, these images still have been cropped. For hummers, my ISO is usually at least 2000, f/5.0 with shutter speeds around 2000/s. Hope this helps!
Wow! Awesome! I figured the shutter speed would be super fast. I’ve heard of full frame cameras, but don’t understand much about them. Keep shooting gorgeous photos!!