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More on Hummingbirds


Well its still peak hummingbird season here and I've been trying hard to get as many photos of these little dynamo's as I can. I've been playing with the light setup and the backgrounds. I seem to like this floral background but still not satisfied with the lights. I'm going to try some more lighting setups if the hummers are still here.


Middle Creek Wildlife Management Area -- Pennsylvania



Spent a few days in Pennsylvania this week. I wasn't interested in going on rides in Hershey so I found some place to find birds and capture a few images.

There is a place in a town called Kleinfeltersville that has many varied types of habitat, there is an auto trial you can follow that will take you through fields, forests, cornfields, lake side and a waterfall area.

In the field/forest area I was able to find some Eastern Phoebes, American Kestrel's and some bluebirds. Along the waterfall area down stream from the damn I found a green heron, a great blue heron and a kingfisher.

The weather wasn't the best so although I spent 4 hours at the Wildlife area I came away with a decent amount of images. If the weather were better I imagine I could have filled my 8GB CF card.




Well its that time of year, peak hummingbird season. Why? Mostly because they are on the the move back to warmer climates. Another sure sign that summer is slowly drawing to a close. If the hummingbirds aren't gone from your area yet they soon will be. But just remember this, the birds from the northern reaches have to fly through are area to get to the south, so keep those feeders up I'm sure you'll be graced with a visit or two of these beautiful jewels.

Shot this in my back yard over the weekend. Actually on my deck, that flower is over the port of the perky pet feeder. I had a 4 light setup, two in the front and 2 on the background. The background is just a piece of green material, actually a shirt draped over a deck chair. Not sure about the b/g might have to find something that looks a little more natural.

It was a good day all in all I got about 230 shots Sunday from about 10 am until about 8 pm