Sunday, August 19, 2012

Ruby-throated Hummingbird



This is a series of four short video clips I put together.I have been learning how to use the video on my new Canon 7D camera.I hope you enjoy watching my little jewel as he is feasting on the sweet nectar.

23 comments:

Cicero Sings said...

I think video is so much fun. Ruby took some pretty long deinks - says fare at your restaurant is pretty yummy.

Debbie said...

oh ruth....i just love this, what a thrill. i am always amazed at all the things you learn and do. that you have so much interest and passion to explore the unknown of technology and figure these things out!! great job girl!!

it was also fun to hear your voice.

Karin said...

Very interesting! Does he/she always dine alone or are there others? Yours looks like a multiple feeder. Great job on the video. Enjoyed my morning visit! Have an awesome Lord's day!

Shug said...

How neat...you can actually see the ruby throat move as this little jewel is feasting. Sure wish I drink sweet nectar and stay small! funny!!
good Sunday to you Ruth..
shug

TexWisGirl said...

cute little sipper. :)

Hilary said...

Oh my.. you can even see him swallowing the nectar. Wonderful.

Frank has a 7D (my 50D doesn't have video capabilities) and I've only tried using the video function a couple of times. I'm a viewfinder kind of photographer but the image comes up in the screen when I switch over to video. When using a 400 lens, this gets tiring quickly.

Do you use a tripod.. are you closer to your subject.. do you know how to shoot video through the viewfinder .. or do you have freakishly strong arms? ;) Just wondering how you manage such a fine video. :)

Nikki (Sarah) said...

it was a treat to watch this little guy. You did a great job on the video

Judy Royal Glenn said...

Your hummer doesn't seem as paranoid as mine. They know I am outside watching them, so they usually get a quick sip then look up....repeat:) ~ Judy

Pat said...

Great job on the video, Ruth. That is a beautiful little hummingbird. The colors, especially the red, are so striking!

Linda at To Behold The Beauty said...

Oh, I enjoyed that, Ruth. Thanks so much for posting it. And might I compliment you on your steady hand. Interesting how that ruby throat comes and goes with the sun.

Jayne said...

Sad to think they'll soon take that long journey back across the Gulf. Just lovely seeing them enjoying your feeders. :c)

ChrisJ said...

Wonderful video. Did you see the quick little flick of the end of his tongue? The first time I saw a humming birds's tongue, I was absolutely amazed. It is so long!

Willard said...

I am glad you are having success with the video function on your 7D. I am hopelessly addicted to it. I love to see the hummingbirds. In fact I am incorporating several clips of them that Coy took with his 60D in my latest elk film. I am working it in, on the segment about summer as I am showing not only elk, but several species of wildlife that may be found in elk country as well.

Dorothy said...

Good job, Ruth! I must learn how to put clips together!!!

George said...

I think you did a great job with this video. The clarity of the details is amazing.

Elaine said...

Well done, Ruth! I love the little hummingbirds.

Montanagirl said...

Good job, Ruth! So clear and good color too.

happyone said...

He really enjoyed that breakfast or lunch. : )
It was nice to hear your voice.

Mary said...

Very nice! They are such beautiful little birds. I love to watch them. I just wish they weren't so territorial and would share the feeder. I've only had one this year.

Unknown said...

Ruth, I'm envious of your new video capabilities! Mine doesn't have that. My new one will, whenever that comes along!
The Hummers are my all time favourite. I just love the little beauties! They simply amaze me!

Nora said...

WOW RUTH....GREAT VIDEO!! I rushed over here right away to see, how much fun we can have together with our 7D's. This is a wonderful video, so steady and such great quality. I am as proud as can be!!!

Rick said...

Great video, Ruth - superb details (I'm still saving for my 7D so will watch your space to see what you're doing with it).

Loved your flower series too.

Enjoy your week.

Diane said...

This is wonderful Ruth! He almost looks like he's drinking from a straw. We can even see the little tongue. I love this. Diane