Ruby Throated Hummingbird

© Larry D. Jackson

Ruby Throated Hummingbird

Uploaded: March 09, 2004


Females have no red under the throat and have a blunt tail with no spots.


May 22, 2004

Beautiful shot. I have always wanted to catch one in flight. What film did you use and what speed on your camera to catch this fine shot? Thanks. #130626

Larry D. Jackson May 23, 2004

Hi Tricia, thanks for your comment. I used Velvia 100 and shot at 125@F19. My flash was 30" from the bird. The lens was about 6' away. I used a 170-500mm lens but couldn't fill the frame so I used a 36mm extension tube. I set the background flash at F5 or 6.7. I took the feeder away and filled the flower with sugar water used in the feeder. Good luck. #556387

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