Just imagine if this were in focus. I would be a god! I decided to keep it anyway because of the arc of the wings. To hell with me, hummingbirds are gods. Or popcorn, if the cat jumps high enough. A real god would understand. I like this one for the colors and the energy spraying off the little bastard.
I don’t know what other people do. I just sit in a patio chair a few feet from the feeder with my Pentax and my telephoto lens and hope it works. Mostly auto-focus, sometimes manual. Auto-focus on a hummingbird is goofy, but sometimes you get cool effects like everything all fuzzy except a foot. I could take pictures of hummingbirds all day. It’s like playing the slots, except you win more.