A hummingbird feeder...hung just inches away from where we eat.
I've been wondering if I could take a decent hummingbird picture.
All I need is a hungry hummingbird...
Two kinds of hummers visit us regularly: The Broadtail and the Black Chinned.
After playing with various camera settings....
I decide I need a faster better camera...
I take dozens of shots...each time w-a-i-t-i-n-g for the digital camera to load and clear me for another shot.
Anything to get a few fairly good shots...I was leaning way over the railing, and was just inches from the feeder at this point.
At one point the hummers were starting to get more interested in me than in the feeder.
There were three birds zipping around.
Bernie was laughing as he watched me learning over the deck railing to get inches away from the feeder...
(And wouldn't that have been the best shot ever?)
Look at the top of the above picture to see how wide the tail is on the top bird!
Very threatening, no?
On the other hand...I guess a "hummingbird fight" doesn't sound very tough.
Yes...sometimes we have a very busy meal times.
I was itching to get back outside to take a few more shots.
Hart decided the hummers had had enough attention from me for the day.
(He can't get the birds unless he plans to fall over the railing and land one story down!)
Oh...and there was a wood pecker too!
(SO much excitement, all in one early evening. Whew!)