8 Helpful Tips for Photographing Hummingbirds

Hummingbirds are some of the most beloved birds out there, but they are small and fast and have some attributes that can make them especially difficult to photograph. If you are a hummingbird lover and are looking for a fun challenge, check out this great video tutorial that will give you eight helpful tips for getting better shots.

Coming to you from Stefano Ianiro Wildlife, this excellent video tutorial will give you eight helpful tips for taking better photos of hummingbirds. Hummingbirds are some of the most beloved out there, but they can be particularly tricky to photograph, as they are small and fast, and their wings beat so quickly that freezing them in motion is also a challenge. In fact, the average hummingbird flaps its wings an astonishing 50 times per second, meaning that even if they are hovering in place, you have to carefully consider your shutter speed and if you want to render the wings to show motion or to freeze them in mid-air. They certainly present a challenge, but they are also such beautiful creatures that it can be especially awesome when you manage to get a great shot. Check out the video above for a lot of helpful advice from Ianiro. 

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