Photographer vs Hummingbird or Catch me if you can
I suppose I am easily amused, but I’ve been having so much fun with the hummingbirds. Someday’s it really feels like, Photographer vs Hummingbird or Catch me if you can. The Anna’s hummers have taken over the feeders. I haven’t seen the smaller Costa’s now for a week, and I’m so glad I got photos of them.
The Ann’s hummers are bolder though, and tend to hang around longer. So my project is to get them in mid flight, not an easy thing to do.
These images I took at sunset, are some of my favorites. The backlighting really makes the image.
I love the composition of this image.
The male Anna’s has been guarding the feeders the last couple of days. I have seen 2 males, and that I know, 1 female. He spends most of the day sitting on this branch, and chasing off the other male. He will of course let the female have a drink.
And he’s ever watchful, or maybe curious.
One thing I wish technology would come up with is a camera in our eyes. Yesterday we were in the house fixing one of the blinds, and the pair started flying all over. We actually watched them mate, in flight. They did get close to the ground, but didn’t land. That was a missed shot if ever there was one.
That’s why the male is so vigilant I suppose.
Fluffed up after a good shake.
Yesterday was really windy, and it took some acrobatics to get near the feeder.
I will be adding some of these images to my Mary Hone Photography site.
I experimented with video a little bit yesterday. It’s not an easy thing with my Nikon, but a did get a few short ones to cobble together.
Also, today is my 7 year blogaversary. Hardly seems possible, and of course it wouldn’t be if not for you guys. I appreciate everyone that takes the time to visit, and comment here. You guys make it all worthwhile, and fun.