While most of the birds that visit our backyards only defend a breeding territory, Hummingbirds are one of the few birds that will defend a food source. Just about anywhere that a Hummingbird finds food, it will fight to defend it even along its migration route to Central America. The long drawn-out territorial fights can […]
The elegance of a hummingbird is amazing and wonderful to watch. These “flying jewels” are endlessly fascinating because of their iridescent beauty, gracefulness and unique physical qualities. I never tire from watching these gems. Occasionally, I get the opportunity to study our Ruby-throated Hummingbirds up close and personal.
The right time, right place, right angle, right exposure and a lot of patience are all required to capture the full brilliance of a Hummingbird’s gorget. The gorget is the brilliantly colored area on the throat of a male Hummingbird and is a result of iridescence and not color pigments. *The throat feathers on a […]
I am hoping that you are not getting tired of the Hummingbird photos. There are so many around this year, and because of this, it gives me a chance to hone in on my in-flight photos. The female Ruby-throated Hummingbirds have been more or less absent from the nectar feeders, leading me to believe they are on […]
Winged Jewel With wings spun of silver and hearts of gold, These tiny creatures our hearts behold. With angelic features and colors so bright, Make even the heaviest heart seem light. The magical way they flit through the sky, They appear, then vanish in the blink of an eye. They’re sending a message for us […]
This male Ruby-throated Hummingbird was defending “his” nectar feeder and chased away any bird that dared to approach it, including Chickadees and Goldfinches. This particular Hummingbird has a favorite perch above the feeder, which made it somewhat easy to photograph. I’ve never attempted a half body portrait on such a small bird before. It took a […]
Bird photography on a rainy day is somewhat of a challenge. Light is diffused, any sort of movement from your subject causes blur due to shooting at such a slow shutter speed, and rain is not exactly beneficial to your camera and lens. Never-the-less, I was becoming stir crazy sitting in the house waiting for […]