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.