Colorado Hummingbirds

Today I had so much fun sightseeing downtown Denver with Bill in the morning and mountain biking with Kelli in the afternoon, that I didn’t take a single picture!

But Bill & Kelli just started getting hummingbirds at their feeder a couple weeks ago. They are SUCH amazing creatures! Yesterday morning I was eating breakfast on their deck and they kept zooming in right over me. So after breakfast I set up three strobes, mixed them with the morning sun, and got some great shots of these beautiful birds!

I shot with the Nikon D3, 70-200 VRII, and SB-900 in Commander Mode only. You can see two of the remote SB-800 flashes in the first shot. The third was a little further away on this side of the feeder to my left. I shot around f7.1 at 1/250th of a second with ISO 100. The three flashes were firing at 1/8 power and triggered with my trusty RadioPoppers. Enjoy!

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