Hummers

September 02, 2012  •  Leave a Comment

John and I went out to the MN Landscape Arboretum Friday morning and shot off a few photos. I wasn't happy with the lighting as we got out there later in the morning so I nixed a lot of the flower shots. I did end up at the dahlia garden and instead of dahlia photos I was enjoying the sights and sounds of several busy little hummers. They would squabble with each other then flint around from flower to flower then go off and rest for a period of time. I sat there and watched for well over an hour and snapped off several dozen shots. I had 2 keepers. Such is the day in the life of a photographer. ;-)

 

I took advantage of this one while he rested and got a portrait of the cutie.

 

I discovered that after using my 5D lll and new 70-200mm lens exclusively for so long, when I switched to my 7D and 100-400mm lens, I found the combo bulky and slow in comparison. It took me a while to get the hang of it and I was disappointed at how hard it was to zero in and focus on the hummers as they flew from flower to flower. So, that means I imagine I'll be all for updating the 100-400mm lens when they come out with the new improved model.

 

Happy Trails ~ Gina

 


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