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Discussion in 'Nature' started by davect01, Jul 2, 2011.
The hummingbird feeder outside my door. It was full about a week ago.
Makes for an interesting shot - where are the hummers?
I actually have not seen them. They are sneaky little guys, as I have seen them from inside, but whenever I am outside to take a shot they flee and are no where to be seen.
You beat me to it Bill, my thoughts exactly.
Reckon you need to get sneaky as well Dave, catch them out somehow.
Set it all up on a tripod then use one of those infra red remote thingies or a loooooooong cable. Or sit still out there for 3 million hours until they are used to you and you have moss growing over your feet.
It was 118 degrees yesterday, not planning on spending a lot of time outside, unless it is at the pool.
I have yet to go down the infrared route. The NEX-3 does not offer that option naturally, although there are work arounds now.
Heather, surely there's a better way, in fact Barrie should have a few ideas.
He's an expert with little creatures.
118 degrees is way too hot, Dave. I'd be living in a pool!
I know I would one day find a justification for laying out the extra money for the NEX-5. That day has come and I feel very smug, even though you don't get hummingbirds here, I don't actually have an IR remote, and I live in a country where woolly jumpers are de rigeur.
Hi, given the heat I think my first reaction would have been to place the feeder somewhere where you could photograph the hummers from an air conditioned vantage point, all depends on how clean your windows are, the direction of light when they are feeding so that reflections are eliminated.
I'll refrain from suggesting a hide, I've still got memories of experiencing high temperatures whilst working in the Middle East many years ago.
Great idea of shooting from inside, but my window does not face that direction. Having a condo, my choices in hanging are rather limited.
Nor do I like the idea of setting my camera outside unattended for hours while waiting for a shot or two.
Guess I will just have to wait for cooler weather when I can sit outside for a while.