I was fooling around with my GoPro camera this afternoon. It’s perfect to suction near the hummingbird feeder.
Notice how amazing agile they are and how they always hit the right spot with their long beaks. Each bird feeds a little differently.
“Clicky” is on a tripod pointing toward my family room window. Its lens is focused on the hummingbird feeder that’s suctioned on. All the photo settings have been manually dialed in. The shutter is fast, trying to freeze wings that are always in motion.
“Clicky,” in real life a Canon 7D camera, has been loaded with aftermarket firmware called Magic Lantern. With its new extra brainpower it has been commanded to photograph the bird feeder only when something in the shot is in motion–like a hummingbird.
This is really a learning experience. There are many steps before a shot like this works. It’s doubtful all will be right on the first try.
Hopefully, some nice hummingbird shots before the day is through.