The hummingbirds are out in force today. As I type this, I see them constantly coming and going from the feeder we have hanging in the front yard. They are celebrating their fresh food and clean feeder, which I washed this morning. After I re-hung the feeders, I turned on my camera and stood, poised, on the porch waiting for the beauties to arrive.
It literally only took one minute.
I was standing just two feet away from the feeder when I took these photos. Gradually, I inched closer to the birds as they started to get used to me. Two of them buzzed past my head once, close enough to give me goosebumps. I can’t help but imagine what would happen if I got speared by one of those long beaks!
The feeder in the backyard is right outside the window above the kitchen sink. Later, I may kneel on the counter and try to get some shots of the birds there. A few years ago, I took the most fantastic photographs of hummingbirds that way! I can get super close without spooking them. Might have to wash the window first, though…
Have a great Memorial Day! Enjoy your burgers and dogs and remember to think of those who lost their lives serving our country. God bless you!