While on vacation in Ixtapa Zihuatanejo Mexico, I was lucky enough to find some hummingbirds that let me get close enough.  Had plenty of hot Mexican sunlight to work with.

I think this is a Anna Hummingbird, but I am no hummingbird expert.  These little guys / gals are WAY harder to capture than a fishing eagle.  Wish I would have had the 500mm and my better beamer fill flash, but am pretty happy with my progress and captures using my 70-200mm from about 6 feet.

Basically, moved a pool lounge chair up next to the flowering bush they were visiting, maybe 6 to 7 feet away.  Ordered a tall mojito and waited.  Way warmer than shooting eagles at 10 degrees.

Ixtapa Hummingbird

Camera Settings:

ISO: 1600
Aperture: f7.1
Shutter Speed: 1/3200
Focal Length: 200mm

More hummingbirds located in the gallery

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