In the month since I last posted I’ve enticed the birds into feeding where the light makes them stand out, while also affording a camera position that makes it comfortable for me to wait. The waiting isn’t fruitless. Keeping an eye out for such a small fast bird makes me pay more attention to anything within my sight that is on the move. One such discovery is the enormous variety of Little Brown Birds (LLBs) I see diving in and rocketing out of our little yard at any given moment.
These hummingbirds are a sight to see. They are beautifully arrayed in gray spots and iridescent green and magenta and orange feathers. The birds are quick and intelligent. Since they burn so much energy they need to eat constantly from a safe food source. Once they find it they watch constantly and will dive onto any interlopers instantly. They have the unsettling characteristic of flying up beak to nose, just inches away, and telling you what’s what.
With a position that puts the feeder in front of the apple tree standing in the background and the camera mounted in our kitchen window about 12 feet away, I can sit with my coffee all day watching for the birds.
Yep, the boy’s retired. Yes indeed.
Backyard Birdsong (Hummingbird 9947) 2019, Today's Coolphoto 06/21/2019
Archival Pigment:: Edition 15 :: Size 17x14 :: Signed :: $250.
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