A good hummingbird photo doesn't necessarily have to feature sharp wings, but that's what many photographers strive for. To freeze your bird's wings, you will need a set-up of at least three external flashes, each one reduced to about 1/16th power (this shortens the duration of the flash, which will in turn freeze the action). Of course, you can still get a really dynamic shot of a hummingbird without a set of flashes - the blurry wings create a sense of speed and motion that is perhaps a truer representation of how these tiny birds look in person.
[ Top image (#60) The Smallest Bird by Flickr user tinyfishy (Gone To Florida)]
Beija-flor Tesoura (Eupetomena macroura) - Swallow-tailed Hummingbid 2 592 - 2 by Flickr user Flávio Cruvinel Brandão
Hummingbird and high speed flash photography by Flickr user www.digitaldirect.ca
BEIJA-FLOR-DOURADO (Hylocharis chrysura) by Flickr user Dario Sanches
Ruby-throated Hummingbird (female) by Flickr user rwolfert
Hummer-Pair by Flickr user kirwinj
Hummingbird, the magificient by Flickr user www.digitaldirect.ca
Hummingbird madness by Flickr user www.digitaldirect.ca
Hummer # 28 by Flickr user Tongho58
Flying backwards - Voler à reculons by Flickr user www.digitaldirect.ca
It's a female ! - C'est une femelle ! by Flickr user www.digitaldirect.ca
Annas Hummingbird (Calypte anna) by Flickr user juvethski
best hummingbird feeders Albuquerque by Flickr user Best-Hummingbird-Feeders
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