2016—D5 Hummer

On Tuesday at noon, I had a few minutes before I had to leave for an appointment and because I’d seen one of the hummers at the feeder I decided to take the Nikon D5 outside for some hummer activity.  This is one of the first successful hummer shots I’ve taken with the D5.  The hummers haven’t been around much until today.  And, I think they’re nesting because their behavior today was very different from what I’ve witnessed in the past and, while I haven’t located the nest, I’m fairly certain I know which tree and about where in the tree the nest might be.  I took this shot with the 300mm lens with the 1.4x teleconverter attached.  I was sitting about 6 feet away from the feeder.  420mm focal length, ISO 640, f/5.6, 1/320 (handheld).  It was slightly overcast.  The only processing I did to this shot is the landscape preset adjustment I apply to all my photos.


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