One of the main purposes of the trip was to photograph hummingbirds using high speed flash set ups. Joe McDonald has made his photographic career as a specialist in high speed flash photography. In addition to the two stations that Joe and MaryAnn set up, the local tour provider, photographer Greg Basco, set up another station. Greg has a very thoughtful approach to photography and is willing to try creative lighting effects in his photography and was willing to share his thoughts, and set ups. I’ll have more on this topic in a later post.
The hummingbirds shown here are: Green-breasted Mango (male), Long-tailed Hermit, Green-crowned Brilliant (male), White-necked Jacobin, Red-footed Plumeleteer, Crowned Woodnymph, Green-breasted Mango (females). I’m not certain which species is in the last image; it was interesting that the bees were forcing the hummingbirds back on occasion.