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.
I’ll put up a small hummingbird group soon that I took with the Sony 90mm F\2.8 macro. But here’s one to start off.
Tom D. you spoke the truth. this lens is a pip. Guess my macro problems are solved.
Greetings readers old and new. As is my want, or as less pretentious people would say, my habit, I like to let you know what is coming up on the site. This week is my annual stay-cation. For eight full days I make believe that my corporate masters have been swallowed up by some beneficent plague that only spared the good. I revel in the joys of summer and put all cares aside. After monsoon-like thunderstorms deluged us yesterday, the world has been swept clean and the air is hot and dry just the way I like it. I’m hosting my annual family reunion on Saturday but with days off on both sides of the big event, I see plenty of time to produce excellent OCF posts all week.
- I’m renting the “Contemporary Series” version of the Sigma 150-600 lens and the Sony 90mm Macro lens. They should arrive today and allow me to post on how they perform for the things I would use them for.
- I plan to yammer on about the joys of summer.
- I have a photo post I’m going to write about moths and butterflies and maybe other insects in my area.
- I have some things to say about several political topics.
- I’ll start reading some more sci-fi which may provide a review this week.
- I plan on doing some classic movie reviews.
- I might have some country music reviews coming up too.
- And I plan to include this summer’s installment of my rant about the Twilight Zone.
Looks like a good week to visit the site.