05-09-2017 11:41 AM
For me, spring is intertwined with hummingbirds, which I love to photograph...Here are a few this spring. I captured these using my 7D Mark II with a Canon 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L II IS USM lens, all taken at 400mm focal length.
f/5.6, 1/320, ISO 1250 - Male Allen's Hummingbird on Pride of Madeira flowers
f/5.6 1/320, ISO 400 - female Allen's hummingbird
f/5.6, 1/800, ISO 640 - female Anna's hummingbird
05-09-2017 08:17 PM
Nice captures, Diverhank. I have found that the EOS 7D Mark II and the EF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS II USM are a great combo for shooting close ups of flowers, and such. The short MFD produces incredible bokeh at 400mm, IMHO. Capturing hummingbirds in the shots are bonus points.
05-10-2017 11:38 AM
I'm hoping we eventually get to have a spring here. The weather pattern has gone decidedly well-below the normal average temps and really put the brakes on any blooming activity.