one of my student recently captured an excellent image of a hummmingbird with her 4x5 view camera.
She had set the camera near the feeder for several days while she sat nearby. On the fateful day she sat and waited with a 25 foot air release, the camera shutter set for its fastest speed, 1/200 th second, aperture set appropriately, and when her prey hovered to feed, squeezed the bulb. The birds body is absolutely sharp and the wings show the movement necessary to distinguish this live bird from a stuffed one. A truly well done image.
A second image made while the bird perched momentarily on the feeder is not nearly as interesting.
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