. . . . . . to photograph a hummingbird as, bleary-eyed, you stand at the window sipping
your first wake-up mug of coffee!
I know you're getting tired of fig stories so now I'm bombarding you with bird photos.
Figs, hummingbirds-------------hummingbirds, figs, whatever, you have to admit both
exude beauty of the summertime season, and when they are right outside your window,
all the better.
Ms. Hummer is still here, alone. This morning she was busy on the porch,
darting from the feeder to the morning glories, dipping in non-stop for no more
than 10 seconds, flying off in a whirr, then returning in a few minutes for more nectar.
I wish a male would come too - I would love a photo of his ruby throat.
Today I was lucky enough to have my old Olympus at hand - it's slow but has a much
better setting for capturing birds than the small point and shoot. I should get my DSLR
out too, then I might get some really sharp photos to share. It took me ages to get
these - those birds are so quick and don't hang around or pose for you, and don't forget
I took them through the dining room window, which requires a good clean!
Waiting for birds, just another pastime of retired people, haha!
I tidied these pix up a bit but I did not add the bokeh effect - that just came naturally.
At least here you can see a little of the beautiful green and blue feathers on her
back and head, and get a feeling of those fast fluttering wings.
I'm happy to see that hummingbirds like blue as well as red flowers - and of
course they do prefer trumpet-shaped blooms so I guess these produce the nectar
they enjoy early morning prior to the petals rolling up and dying. Tomorrow
morning there will be more blooms and I'll be looking for Ms. Hummer. She actually
flew right up to me at the window today - now if only I could have caught that view of
such a tiny garden beauty.
Morning Glory - Heavenly Blue
Note the one delicate strand of a spider's web - I just couldn't bring myself to remove it!