I had the unbelievable experience of holding one in my hand. It got trapped in the garage attracted by the red garage door red release pull handle. I waited for him to tire out and then gently grabbed him from his perch. He went quiet in my cupped hands and I genuinely could not feel him in there. I walked over to my wife so she could see and opened my cover hand. He looked about and flew off in an instant. I was left standing there thinking to myself. "I held a hummingbird!"
I decided to try to stop hummingbird wings in mid flight. No blur. I set the shutter to it's highest speed [1/8000-sec] and the adjusted the apeture to maintain the proper exposure and after increasing the camera speed to ISO 1000 I froze the wings. But, stopping the wings also depended upon the angle I photographed from. I have only processed one photo but I wnat to share it with you. The one hummer is going inverted. Does any other bird actually go fully inverted like Maverick and Goose? I am not sure another bird can.