If you are a hummingbird lover or even if you are just looking for one of those very rare, and very stunning hummingbird photos that are perfect for framing, you need to take a look at this article for some useful tips. We will be talking about:
Start by checking your local hummingbird hotspot – look at the list of birding hotspots in your area – they all have a hummingbird listed somewhere on it. Even if they don’t, you might be able to find a variety of them, in your local parks, natural areas and your local woods. In fact, you will probably want to visit a couple of these locations to get stumped as to where the best ones are.
When you find a hummingbird, take a look and see if there is an interesting plant nearby or in general, if there is any sort of shade-tree nearby. This is probably the most important thing. Hanging out in the shade, under the trees and bushes, waiting to see what happens with your photo shoot. The great thing about this is that the birds that come to hang out in the shade are usually more timid, and less likely to be aggressive in any way.
It is important to remember that you will get better results from your photo shoot if you have an artificial plant nearby to provide your hummingbirds with food. This can be provided through mulching the areas that you are going to be shooting your photo.
Another great thing to do is have a flock of birds in flight around you. They are usually much more peaceful and very often times will land on the ground to rest, thus the need for a nice, large spot for them to rest on. This is a great thing to capture if you’re lucky enough to be lucky enough to find a group of hummingbirds in flight in your area.
Next, try getting yourself a hummingbird feeder. Many hummingbird feeders can be found online. If you can’t find the feeder you want locally, they can be purchased online – for a pretty reasonable price.
Finally, if you have access to a computer, and you know how to take a picture indoors, then go for it. There are many different sites online that will allow you to upload your photos into one photo gallery, or even one of hundreds of other sites to choose from. The picture is in the photo!
Those are some of the best ways to get the pictures you want, and the photos you need to see. Don’t be shy, jump right in and get to work!