Trying to photograph hummingbirds, no luck

Discussion in '35mm Cameras' started by Scott W, Aug 30, 2008.

  1. Scott W

    Scott W Guest

    For some reason no matter what I do I can’t get hummingbirds to stop
    by. I am all ready to photograph them, but they are a no show. I am
    beginning the thing there is not a hummingbird within a 1,000 mile of
    here.

    Scott
     
    Scott W, Aug 30, 2008
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    D-Mac Guest

    Ask Bret. He's prolly got a few frozen ones in the freezer he can let
    you have!
     
    D-Mac, Aug 30, 2008
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    jimkramer Guest

    For some reason no matter what I do I can’t get hummingbirds to stop
    by. I am all ready to photograph them, but they are a no show. I am
    beginning the thing there is not a hummingbird within a 1,000 mile of
    here.

    Scott


    More like 2,300 miles. :)
    Visit the southwest in the spring.
    -Jim
     
    jimkramer, Aug 30, 2008
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    Annika1980 Guest

    Sorry, I can't be much help. I've eaten almost all of them.

    Tastes like little bitty chicken wings.
     
    Annika1980, Aug 30, 2008
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    Noons Guest

    Scott W wrote,on my timestamp of 30/08/2008 12:51 PM:
    you have to use a slightly different technique
    from stitched panos to get them...
     
    Noons, Aug 30, 2008
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    frank Guest

    Check with your local birding group. Audobon is fine. See if they are
    in your area. If so, put up feeders. Make sure if you put up multiples
    that at least one can't be seen from the other one.

    Eaves of house work fine, then you can shoot from inside the window.
    For some reason, windows act like a blind.

    Put some other feeders up in the yard. If birds show up and think its
    safe, hummers will come by. You can also plant plants that hummers
    like, again depends on when you live. Then you get better shots than
    the old, hummer at feeder. Its more natural, hummer at flower.

    Don't expect results immediately, may take a few days. When hummers
    migrate through your area, if they do, you will find lots at your
    feeders.

    Goldfinches are another bird that is colorful and easy to attract if
    you have the right area / environment. Brits go nuts over them.

    Use a 400mm, you can get them fairly cheap now. check KEH.
     
    frank, Aug 30, 2008
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    Scott W Guest

    Goldfinches, I don't think I have seen any goldfinches either.

    Somehow I don't think Audobon is going to be of much help here, they
    are really, really hard to find here.

    Scott
     
    Scott W, Aug 30, 2008
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    Scott W Guest

    I figure 2,337.7 miles, give or take a couple.

    Scott
     
    Scott W, Aug 30, 2008
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  9. We were somewhere around Barstow, on the edge of the desert, when the
    Do you know any tunes? If you play one on the piano, one may come along
    and hum it.
     
    Grimly Curmudgeon, Aug 30, 2008
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    Annika1980 Guest

    Did it mention how to get them to fly to the Big Island?
     
    Annika1980, Aug 31, 2008
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