Hummingbird Photography with Sony 90mm f\2.8 Macro lens on Sony A7 III

Photographing hummingbirds is a truly exasperating practice.  The combination of short exposure time (a thousandth of a second or less), difficult autofocus target and flighty behavior means you may be waiting for hours for a shot that will only last for seconds.  Anyway I had some success with the Sony 90mm macro.  When I buy this lens soon I’ll do some more and try to develop some technique.

Sony A7 III with Sony FE 90mm f\2.8 macro lens
Sony A7 III with Sony FE 90mm f\2.8 macro lens
Sony A7 III with Sony FE 90mm f\2.8 macro lens
Sony A7 III with Sony FE 90mm f\2.8 macro lens
Sony A7 III with Sony FE 90mm f\2.8 macro lens
Sony A7 III with Sony FE 90mm f\2.8 macro lens
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Anonymous
Anonymous
2 years ago

My wife has the patience to go after shots like these, I lack it. Looks like you had a pretty good hit rate though. If any camera has the autofocus capabilities, it’s the Sony.

Could you imaging the frustration to try these back in the day of manual focus?

sharareh
sharareh
1 year ago

Beautiful image. How close where you to it? Why did you chose macro lens for this?