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One of the most challenging things to shoot is a hummingbird. Hummingbirds move really, really fast. Typically, a hummingbird is travelling between 25 and 30 miles an hour. Now, it’ll stop and hover, but it makes no sense as it moves around. It can also dive as fast as 60 miles an hour. So you’ll see it, and then it’ll immediately be gone. Fortunately, when I travel to the park,they had some feeders set up to attract the hummingbirds. They’ve got a viewing area, making it easy to view and enjoy the hummingbirds.

To learn more about shooting hummingbirds, see this excellent article.