I first started trying to photograph
hummingbirds in 2003 with on-camera flash, using the flash as the
predominate light source. In 2004, I bought some cheap flash heads on
eBay, made some foam core softboxes and began trying to get "portraits"
of these little birds. This method immediately raised issues concerning
the backgrounds that I am still trying to solve. My ongoing results are
in the galleries below.