Colorful hummingbird photos, with camera settings to take the pics

“Hello, Hummingbird.”

-Cameron Poe, Con Air

A beautiful hummingbird has been visiting this feeder ever since my mom got it ready for the spring season. She tends to it often, and the bird is thankful. So is the lizard pictured further in this post! Below, I love the picture that shows the bright colors of the ruby-throated hummingbird.

The first thing is to know when the birds will eat. I had seen them at this feeder in the late afternoon a few times, so I figured that was a good time to get my camera ready. As you can see in this first set of photos, I started on the shadowy side of the feeder, basically making the bird and the lizard into silhouettes.

I love silhouette images. In fact, I have a whole gallery dedicated to those types of photos. But I really wanted to capture the color and details of the hummingbird. Because I love birds as much as I love silhouettes, and hey, I have a whole gallery dedicated to birds, too. 🙂

I was unsure if it would return to the feeder after the one time I saw it, but I moved locations to get ready anyway. Much to my delight, it returned!


Camera settings for all of these photos were in this range:

Shutter 1/2500

ISO 1600

f-stop 6.3

focal length 350mm


If you’re interested in making some of my pictures part of your everyday life, you can find quite a few options by going to my FineArtAmerica page. There, you’ll find the hummingbird photos and many more…

Thanks for dropping in!

-Out of the Wilderness

Published by Ben Wilder

Since 2005, I've called Nashville home. I'm the leader of the pack, which includes an 11-year-old beagle and a 9-year-old blue heeler mix. My days include writing, video editing, dog boarding, and other fun activities. Thanks for checking out my blog, I hope you enjoy it!

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