A couple of photographs of a Black-chinned Hummingbird, singing (actually humming) happily in the rain. They were under a mister and getting pretty wet.
These energetic birds were photographed at Dan and Cathy Brown’s ranch at Christoval, Texas. I used my Canon 7D with a 500mm lens and a 1.4 tele-converter. It was mounted on a Manfrotto tripod with a Wimberley gimbal head. Shooting distance was about 40 feet. Click on either image to see and enlargement.
HI Bob, your hummingbird shots with the rain?snow? are wonderful! That is so great! I’m new to the photography world, as well as wordpress, so I look forward to seeing more of your posts 🙂
Thanks for your kind words. Those hummingbirds were cavorting in a water mist. I will watch for some more of your unique photography.
This is an amazing capture, Bob! It almost looks like snow at first glance. You have a real gift for your photography!
Amazing that you shot these from a 40 foot distance. WOW. Hummers are so much fun.
Thank you. That 500mm lens with a 1.4 tele-converter done the trick for me. But I also had to crop the images quite a bit, too. Those hummers were having a fine time dancing around in that mist.
Beautiful work, Bob. Love the way that they are trying to catch the water with their tongues. Well shot.
Thanks, Jim. As always, I appreciate your kind comments.
These are so beautiful, Bob. Very unique captures. Fabulous detail in the birds and that colourful, sparkling bokeh is just gorgeous!
I thought you’s like them. What helped the bokeh was the sun shining through the droplets of water. And I give credit to my fantastic Canon lenses for the detail.
I love hummingbirds! Nice shots, Bob.
Thanks a bunch, Toby