2020—In Flight

The young Anna’s Hummingbirds have started to tolerate my presence and allow me to approach within a few feet so I can sit and enjoy the show. If I’m not already outside, when I see one buzzing around the feeders or the fountain I grab my camera which is always at the ready and slowly walk outside. Yesterday morning I went out three times before I left for my morning walk. It’s given me an opportunity to get more familiar with the new Nikon D6 autofocus system. Maintaining focus on a hummingbird in flight can be a challenge. But, when they hover in flight, it is possible to lock on the eye and maintain focus even when shooting with a slow enough shutter speed to blur the wings. Nikon D6, Nikkor 300mm PF, Nikon TC-14 EIII.

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