January 2011, David Hemmings and Glenn Bartley recently returned from a Nature Photo Adventure leading a group into this heaven with an abundant amount of hummingbirds, tropical birds and wildlife. Part of the challenges with hummingbird photography is the amount of equipment required and the proper lighting in order to capture those incredible hummingbird photographs. What should you bring on such an adventure? Just your camera! We handle all the multi-flash set ups. What to wear? A variety of clothing from a t-shirts to warmer clothing as the variety of altitudes in this region can take you from the equator with very warm temperatures to a higher level into the mountain ranges where you need a waterproof jacket. Be sure to bring plenty of socks, underwear and don't forget your bug spray. What to do? Enjoy!
Our group met in Quito. On the first day the Ecuadorian hummingbirds delivered. Paul, one of our clients photographed an incredible of a Blue Sylph Hummingbird bathing itself in a fountain. The next morning they travelled to north eastern region of Ecuador our group arrived at our first hummingbird destination. This lodge provides abundant opportunity to photograph a large variety of hummingbirds. Capturing the colors of these birds is mainly based on the proper lighting. The Booted Rocket Tail, one of David's favourites with its white boots and long tail displayed itself by pushing it's breast up to a competing hummer for the food. Eye to eye these birds peered at each other to show one another who owned the sugar feeder.