In mid-August, I’ll be headed back to west Texas for one last instructional photography tour. Then a new season begins and it will be time to develop a new schedule for 2017-2018. That west Texas trip will begin in the Christmas Mountains and then we will move a few miles over to the Davis Mountains. It is all a part of the Davis Mountains Hummingbird Celebration. This might be a great opportunity to photograph several species of hummers right here in Texas. Check my website Photo Tour Schedule for details. If you are interested, send me an email and I’ll get you registered and provide the details. The photo tour will accommodate eight people and only three slots are left.
Here are some photos from the recent trip to the Christmas Mountains Oasis for Lucifer Hummingbirds and other species. Note that some of the images are provided by the participants.
Remember to click on an image to enlarge and sharpen it for better viewing.
The following images are mine. After the fact, I realized I’d missed a lot of good shooting while tending the hummingbird flash setup, but the group got some good diversity in their images.
All of my photos were done with the Canon 1D Mark II, 500 mm Canon Lens, Gitzo 1348 tripod and Wimberly head.
Here are 3 varied bunting images I really liked from my collection:
There were many more birds I couldn’t show here, but you should be getting the idea that the Christmas Mountains Oasis is pretty special. Thanks to all the participating photographers for sharing your images.