As the buds on the trees come out here in BC which is unreal having just recently moved from Quebec where the snow is still falling the animals come out and become more active. I set out to capture the amazing hummingbirds. I have gone from shooting with available light to shooting with the use of a fill flash. Because of the ever changing weather up here near the mountains you never know what you are going to get!What have you been doing to get ready for spring?I'm... continue reading
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Cuba has an enormous amount of very interesting bird species to offer, among them quite a number of endemics.Maybe the highest celebrity among them is the Zapata Wren. For various reasons: it is rare, even nowadays, difficult to see (I can tell you!!) and it is not only endemic to Cuba but to the Zapata Swamp and even there it can only be found in a relatively reduced area! Wow!I passed three days in the swamps with my local guide, waiting, trying to lure the bird out of the thick swamp vegetation... continue reading
I saw a blog post recently about hummingbirds and wanted to share a little insight onto the work that goes on behind capturing these kinds of images. Its now nighttime, the only part of the day I can seem to get away from the camera, edit photographs and go over my adventures and share them with all of you!Early morning start as the sun peaks the hillside and breaks the shadow of the mountain. A morning without coffee is not a good morning at all, with cup in hand and camera equipment over... continue reading
If you ask me I can only say that among all bird species, Hummingbirds are the best sellers by far. It may be because to begin with, they are most of them beautiful elegant creatures with an amazing style of flight (but this can't be seen on a pic, isn't it?) and among the tiniest birds of the world like the Cuban endemic Bee-Hummingbird. See my post The tiniest and endemic too.It could also have something to do with the fact that nearly all of the Hummingbird species can be found in tropical... continue reading
In 2014 I had the opportunity to visit again the Island of Cuba which is a very attractive destination for wildlife photographers. Besides of the beautiful beaches, excellent rum and friendly cubans the island boasts with quite a number of endemic birds.Among all of the exotic bird species, Hummingbirds seem to be the bestsellers by far! Among my popular images are the ones of Hummingbirds from Peru and those one from Cuba followed the rule.The Bee Hummingbird is a very special guy: it is... continue reading
It's been about 5 months since I first decided to give this whole photo thing a try.AND,in fact and I got my first sale today!It's $2.00 but hey, it's a start.I'm excited to upload more photos and see if I can get even more activity!I only have 30 photos posted so far.Better get busy! continue reading
I love watching the birds out in the wild and decided yesterday, to make a huge go of it. So, I bought ample bird seed, finch food and sunflower food for the many birds that come in neighbor's yard.Hoping that I can attract as many birds as possible, I bought eight feeders and decided to give this a try. This would include I hope, to attract orioles, hummingbirds, various colorful finches, Oregon Junkos, jays, wrens, woodpeckers and whatever else might enjoy a good nutritious intake. Taking clear... continue reading
Those among us who have been trying to get decent pictures of Hummingbirds in flight, know about the difficulties involved: some species exhibit a rather (relatively) slow flight between their stops in the air, allowing you to focus and shoot before they resume their move which for Hummingbirds can be vertically up, down or even back!There are some of the little species however whose movements are so hectic that it makes it really hard to focus and press the trigger in time. Besides, the camera... continue reading
Of late, there has been an increased activity of Hummingbirds in my patio garden. These birds have always captivated me, because they look so fragile, but possess brilliant, iridescent colors in plumage, not to mention the impressive wing beat.I also read that the fastest recorded wing beat rate was about 80 per second, on a tiny (called Amethyst Woodstar) Hummingbird. Well, this makes for a challenge to photograph this bird - but I have seen some good pictures on DS and elsewhere.I'm... continue reading
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