Hummingbirds in flight: HD footage

Published August 3, 2014 33,496 Views

Rumble / Wild WildlifeWe are able to see some incredible footage of hummingbirds in flight as 'Macropod' provides us with this amazing HD footage. "I believe you will find this very impressive. All footage was shot handheld (without tripod) with the Macropod's Canon 6D at 720P and 60 frames per second. The lens used was the 24-105mm. Aspect ratio varies between clips. All light was natural, exposure was set to 1/4000, aperture was at 5.6 and ISO was at 12800. If you don't know why, it's because most of these shots were taken at dawn when light was not nearly as plentiful as I wanted it. I really hope you enjoy this video footage as I do feel it is my best!" All images were captured with the Macropod by Macroscopic Solutions.

Hummingbirds cannot walk or hop and have actually evolved to have smaller feet which is very efficient when it comes to flying. There maximum flying speed in the forwards direction is 30 miles per hour but in a dive, they can reach up to 60 miles an hour. They are so fast! It is so difficult to see their wings when they are flying. Crazy! They also lay the smallest egg of all birds. In addition to eating nectar, they also eat small insects and spiders. Hummingbirds are so incredible!

Do you want some hummingbirds to come visit you? Check out these hummingbird feeders! They might decide to give you a visit!