I’ve never taken a class. I use auto-focus more than any other setting. I use a Canon SX40 HS with a 35x optical zoom. I’m not here to teach you anything about photography.
I just enjoy wildlife so I want to preserve the moment. And I love the attention to detail that God has in His creations!
I have to admit, though, some kinds of wildlife almost seem like more work than they are worth. I like to catch the unique markings so I can make a good identification. But hummingbirds don’t usually sit still for very long.
If I have enough light and patience, and if luck is on my side, I might capture the little hummer in flight AND in focus! They are SO fast! There were 4 of them fighting over the feeders and flowers this evening.
These are the treasure shots though. The captures I never expect. I’d been intentionally trying to catch the hummer with his tail spread but he just wasn’t cooperating. The spread tail is a threatening or warning position so they are ready to chase when it’s spread. I focused on him as he was sitting on the flower and decided to snap at the next movement I saw. After I took it I thought I’d missed him completely. I love finding these treasures on my laptop after I download photos from my camera.
Happy snapping! 🙂