We have a beautiful Duranta bush in our backyard. Since it’s right off the patio, and is covered with small purple flowers, the hummingbirds absolutely love it — so much so that I haven’t even put feeders out this year as I’ve had to do in years past.
Just as well, cuz feeders are fine, but truly unphotogenic — so for the last week or so, I’ve been trying various of my lenses out to see which I liked best for shooting these incredibly fast little critters “in the wild” (so to speak).
Today, I pulled out the biggest, fastest lens I have: the 300mm / 2.8.
Not only that, but I doubled its range with a 2x extender. Since it’s such a cloudy day, though, that meant I had to crank the ISO up.
Gotta say, the D300 handles motion at 1000 ISO pretty darned well.
Have to try something different tomorrow…