Violet Sabrewing Hummingbird, Costa Rica. D7000 with Nikkor 18-200 mm. ISO 400, F/9, 1/60 sec, fill flash.
This guy was very shy and I had quite a time to try and lock focus - he just would not stay still long enough. And it was raining at the time as well. This was one of the few keepers from many attempts.
#9. "RE: Costa Rican Hummingbird" In response to Reply # 3
Thanks, Francine. I have a nectar feeder in my garden that attracts hummers in summer. We only get the one species, the Ruby-throat in Ontario. It was a treat to see the variety of species in Costa Rica.
#10. "RE: Costa Rican Hummingbird" In response to Reply # 4
Richard, thanks. Not in your league, but we try. Since we were travelling with a guide and taxi from one attraction to the next I did not take my long birding lens, tripod and Better Beamer with me. Bird photography as a hobby is not really compatible with group interests when one travels in a holiday group. There were seven adults and one child in the group, and my wife and I were the only serious photographers there in our group.
You can imagine their impatience if I spend too much time in one spot.....