Hummingbird at feeder

Early evening on the front porch, set up with a tripod, flash and remote shutter release. Using my Sony Alpha A-100 with 100-300mm zoom set near 300mm from about six feet away. Even with a remote shutter release, these guys are hard to capture - it seems they hear the mechanism and they're gone before the shutter opens and the strobe fires...

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Anonymous says ... on Wednesday, May 28 at 5:08 AM

They are quick, but you got a good shot, thanks for sharing.

Rocky Raybell says ... on Wednesday, May 28 at 6:18 PM

If that camera has lights up front, like one of those assist lights, that flash or light up just before shooting it could be what's spooking them. If it's the noise you might try raising the background noise, say with music.

Rocky Raybell says ... on Wednesday, May 28 at 6:20 PM

If you don't make sudden movements you can get close enough to actually bump them with the lens of the camera.

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