Just Singin’ in the Rain

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.

Black-chinned Hummingbird


Black-chinned Hummingbird


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.

11 thoughts on “Just Singin’ in the Rain

  1. 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 🙂

    • 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.

    • Thanks, Cindy,

      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.


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