GoPro and a Hummingbird

I recently bought a GoPro Hero 3 sports camera, which I intend to use to record high-definition video of my motorcycle rides in Tennessee next month.  The GoPro is a fun little camera, and is waterproof.  I took some interesting underwater video yesterday of some small fish.  Today I decided to take some still photos with the GoPro, which is really not one of its strengths.  I can control the GoPro with my smart phone, so I set up the camera near the hummingbird feeder.  From the comfort of the living room couch, I snapped pictures whenever the little hummer was at the feeder.

I’m looking forward to getting some fun out of this little GoPro, and with some luck, some memorable videos and pictures.

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3 Comments on “GoPro and a Hummingbird”

  1. What a fancy camera. Great shots of the hummingbirds. We enjoy watching the birds but this year has been the best. We had Orioles, and even a Blue Bird. We have feeders, and the houses, but haven’t been able to attract them. Hummingbirds are our favorites.
    ( Maybe we just have more time to enjoy them now?)
    Hummingbirds sip nectar through their bills like a straw. Their tongues lap up nectar @ 13 licks per second. Right next to our feeder is red geraniums, red wave petunias, and red salvia. Tiny insects and spiders are part of the diet too. That makes me happy.
    Thanks for the great under water photos too. You amaze me.

    1. Thanks, MJ. I really bought the camera to capture high-definition video of next month’s motorcycle ride around Tennessee. The mountains and lakes are beautiful. I’m practicing with the various camera settings now to ensure that I get some decent videos next month.

  2. Wow Kevin those pictures are great. The hummingbirds are really cool in mid air. It would be a great shot if you could put the camera a bit closer for a close up shot. Try “DUCT TAPE”. LOL
    The fish under water looks pretty clear to. That camera seems to be worth it so far. Really takes some clear pictures. Can’t wait to see some video’s from Tenn. when you go there this month.

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