Camera-shy hummingbirds

I tried all day yesterday to capture a picture of the hummingbirds who regularly visit my office window feeder, but they’re wiley little birds. I would spend five minutes with my camera trained on the feeder and no one would show up, until about 30 seconds after I put the camera down.

I guess I’d make a lousy wildlife photographer. I don’t have the patience to sit in a tree for five hours, waiting for the animal I want to see dash out onto the savannah.

Instead, though, I did get these two pictures, because the subjects were willing to sit still for me for a few minutes while I fiddled and focused:



Maybe I’ll get a hummingbird today.

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