How to Photograph Hummingbirds

I visited my friends Rod and Susan at their farm, near Courtenay, on the 12th. Susan has kept me well informed about all of the Hummingbird activity on their property and I was eager to try my hand at it again, given the success I think I had in early March. 


  • Shoot from a tripod if you can, it’s not really a show stopper if you can’t.
  • Use shutter priority and CH / burst mode.
  • Keep the ISO as low as possible, if you have good light.
  • Compose for a green, brown or grey background.
  • Shoot at 2.8 or more and at 1/6400th of a second or 1/8000th of a second, exposure and shadows can be adjusted later in Lightroom.






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