For the past 3 years, my mom has hung a hummingbird feeder outside of our kitchen window, and for 3 years I’ve wanted a picture of one of these elusive little birds. Usually they’re most active around dinnertime, but today, I noticed them around lunchtime (there’s two of them– the female comes around more than the male), and since I really had nothing better to do this afternoon, I set up my tripod, set the focus, and got out my remote. And sat.
I guess the hummingbirds sensed my presence because I pretty much sat out on the deck for 3 hours (reading my Popular Photography magazine of course!) and never saw them again. I left the camera outside and headed in to do other things. Just before dinner, when I was about to pack it all up, I noticed them coming back, so I took the screen out of the kitchen window and sat at the table for another half hour and finally got some pictures of them! I waited all day and got nothing, and in that short half hour, I got nearly 100 pictures. Unfortunately, I had to pack it in after that, or else I might have gotten even more. Who knows- maybe I’ll try again….someday.
Linking up to Texture Tuesday. I used both Elevate and Warm Grunge to texture this picture.
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Another (un-textured) one just for good measure 🙂