So I’m currently on vacation this week, a much needed getaway from the world. And in that getaway, sometimes you need to relax and enjoy a porchside meal at a white tablecloth restaurant.
Which I did last night.
Outside my dining window was a small hummingbird feeder. Nice. Maybe if I’m lucky, I’ll see one of those flying darts as he enjoys a sip of nectar.
And sure enough, the feeder was hopping with a barrage of hummingbirds.
Okay… let’s see if I can get a shot of these little guys.
BlackBerry KEYone camera phone at the ready… and…
Got him just as he was flying away.
I gotta get these guys to slow down. Can’t get a decent picture while they’re zooming past. Especially with a camera phone that can barely take photos and video and slow motion…
Slow motion. Of course.
Hummingbird … meet BlackBerry KEYone slow mo.
And would you look at that. About halfway through the picture, you can see the slowed-down hummingbird as he flies up to the feeder, gets a couple of shots of nectar, and scoots away. Awesome.
Of course, now I want to get a hummingbird feeder and some hummingbird-specific plants and get some more shots of these guys.
Only next time, it won’t be with a camera phone.
It’ll be with a digital DSLR and a high-speed lens. Maybe a nice 55mm lens with an f/1.2 aperture.
Yes it will.