Troy Marcy Photography | Hummingbirds | Showing off the Tail Feathers

Photo Info

Dimensions5406 x 3700
Original file size4.78 MB
Image typeJPEG
Color spacesRGB
Date taken15-Jun-14 12:06
Date modified16-Jun-14 15:21
Shooting Conditions

Camera makeCanon
Camera modelCanon EOS 7D
Focal length400 mm
Max lens aperturef/5.7
Exposure1/1250 at f/5.6
FlashNot fired, compulsory mode
Exposure bias0 EV
Exposure modeManual
Exposure prog.Manual
ISO speedISO 800
Metering modePattern
Showing off the Tail Feathers

Showing off the Tail Feathers

I was able to photograph several of the hummingbirds frequenting my parents' backyard this weekend on Lake Petersburg in Illinois. I am really happy with the way this image turned out as a hummingbird darted around one of the feeders. As you can imagine, they aren't the easiest subject to get focus on due to their speed and size. The focus is sharp on this bird's eye and head. While the tail is slightly out of focus and the background's complimentary colors just melt away. I love the way you can see this hummingbird's fanned out tail feathers. I love being able to see the beautiful details on something that is normally too small and fast to see in real time.