Itty Bitty Amazingness [Phoenix, Mesa, Gilbert Professional Photographer]

            I went outside just for a second yesterday. I heard this buzzing sound right by my ear... but not like a bee. Right over my shoulder was a hummingbird. I've always been fascinated by them. In the 2 years we've been in this house this was the first time I had seen one. I stood there motionless debating to stand there and enjoy the moment or to run inside and grab my camera. I enjoyed the moment for 5 seconds. Tiptoeing back inside with a quick plea that I could grab my camera, throw a lens on it, change the camera battery, and put in a memory card all before it flew away. I waited outside for another 30 minutes. Just as I was ready to give up, it came back.... for all of 1.5 seconds. One shot. That was barely enough time to even get the camera up. One shot was all I got. I wasn't even sure I was able to get it focused fast enough. I had to guess my exposure here. I chose 1/2500 sec for my shutter speed and still didn't get stop action on the wings. Next time. They are such amazing little creatures!

     100mm 2.8 Macro
     ISO 400, 3.2, 1/2500

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