Black-chinned Hummingbirds


Going through all of my images yesterday, I came to realize that I haven’t broached the subject of hummingbirds in quite awhile.  So, having that in mind, I thought that today I would post some of my photos of some Black-chinned Hummingbirds (Archilochus alexandri).  The black-chins are the most predominant hummingbird in this area.  We do have some ruby-throats, and I will feature them in the next post in a few days.

Black-chinned Hummingbird - young male

  • Canon EOS 20D
  • Canon 100-400mm zoom lens
  • 1/250 sec. @ f7.1
  • ISO 400
  • Lens focal distance – 400mm
  • Aperture priority
  • Metering – Partial

Black-chinned Hummingbird - female

This little gal was enjoying the mist over the pond at the Hummer House in Christoval, Texas

  • Canon EOS 7D
  • Canon 500mm lens with 1.4 tele-converter – tripod mounted
  • 1/000 sec. @ f5.6
  • ISO 1600
  • Lens focal distance – 700mm
  • Aperture priority
  • Metering – Partial

Black-chinned Hummingbird - male

This guy looks a little angry.  Something has his dander up. 🙂

  • Canon EOS 40D
  • Canon 500mm lens with 1.4 tele-converter – tripod mounted
  • 1/250 sec. @ f6.3
  • ISO 800
  • Lens focal distance –  700mm
  • Aperture priority
  • Metering – Partial

Black-chinned Hummingbird

  • Canon EOS 40D
  • Canon 500mm lens with 1.4 tele-converter – tripod mounted
  • 1/800 sec. @ f5.6
  • ISO 800
  • Lens focal distance – 700mm
  • Aperture priority
  • Metering – Center weighted
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11 thoughts on “Black-chinned Hummingbirds

    • Glad that I can help by furnishing the EXIF data, Cindy. My secret to eliminating the noise is some software that I bought. It is phenominal. It is from Topaz Labs. It is called DeNoise. Best 79.95 I have ever spent. You can eliminate noise without losing any detail.

  1. I am constantly in awe of your amazing images, Bob! I had no idea there were so many different types of hummingbirds! I can almost hear the little bird saying, “Ahhhhhhhh…….” in the mist!! 🙂

    • Thanks so much, Holly. I really, really appreciate your comments. There are many different types of hummingbirds. The Black-chinned Hummingbird is really one of the plainer looking ones. 🙂

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