Friday, June 17, 2011

Archive photo of the day: Rufous Hummingbird

Rufous Hummingbird by The Bacher Family
Rufous Hummingbird, a photo by The Bacher Family on Flickr.
Hummingbirds are notoriously difficult to photograph. They are SO fast that by the time you snap the shutter they've usually moved on. It helps to have a hummingbird feeder, even though that feels a bit like cheating! I like this image because the body of the bird is so sharp, but the wings are blurred by motion, and the background is perfectly reduced to bokeh.

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