Friday, July 13, 2007

Hummingbird Reflection

Man the hummingbirds are thick on the farm right now, especially around the feeders on the front stoop.

One of these days I am going to set up the camera and blind and try to take some decent hummingbird photographs.

One of these days...

All I've managed to do so far is aim the camera at the feeder a few times and snap off a few frames. No thought given to background, exposure, framing, shutter speed, ISO...

I've gotten a few interesting shots. Here's one, cropped two ways.

This female might actually be a very young male (see the faint gorget streaks?)

I wonder if she is checking out her reflection on the feeder's plastic surface?