We have a hummingbird!!

Was only kinda halfway messing with my camera. It all started because the little boy picked up a remote (who left that laying out???) and started acting like he was taking pictures with it - holding it up to the bridge of his nose with his sweet little eyes peeking out on each side saying he was taking pictures like Nana. I started laughing and asked him if he would like to take real pictures like Nana does, expecting him to nod his little head and brighten his little eyes like he does and say "YES!" and just keep playing with the remote while Nana finished enjoying her coffee. Well, rather than nodding his little head, he disappeared for a minute then came back lugging Nana's REAL camera with the great big lens on it, and you better believe Nana moved REAL fast to grab that thing from him!!! And, of course, he started crying, so we had to go outside and take some real pictures on live view so he could see.

Love this Mexican Salvia (or whatever it is - I think I've forgotten by now) because it's got so many bumblebees that would potentially make some great shots if Nana could find the time to just sit with it for a while with the tripod when the sun was shining on it just right... Nonetheless, we're sitting there taking some shots from a distance (because Nana does NOT like to get close to any kind of flying, stinging insect!) and I notice this huge green moth! Wondering what in the world kind of gruesome insect has forced its way into my not-so-protected bubble this time, I aim my lens, and darn if it isn't a hummingbird!!!! WHO KNEW???? (Turns out dh knew but kept forgetting to tell me.) Anyway, the sunlight hadn't broken thru the trees yet, so I really wasn't sure I'd get anything good. Had my ISO turned up to 2500 just to have any chance of the fast shutter being any good. Actually got a useable shot or two. Never really shot a hummingbird before, so I'm quite pleased with the turn-out even if it's not award-winning!!!
Fabulous
posted October 7th, 2017  
Wow, beautiful!
posted October 7th, 2017  
Love your story, Nana will know not to say that again! This is a lovely shot and the bee really gives scale to how small this chap is
posted October 7th, 2017  
Lovely colours. Such a pretty bird.
posted October 7th, 2017  
Awesome timing and capture...love the colors
posted October 7th, 2017  
Stunning :) fav
posted October 7th, 2017  
Lovely shot
posted October 7th, 2017  
It works beautifully Ashley.
posted October 7th, 2017  
Love that color contrast
posted October 8th, 2017  
Awesome picture.
posted October 8th, 2017  
Like your story and how you came to take this splendid bird photo! fav
posted October 8th, 2017  
Wonderful shot and narrative - hadn't realised they were quite that tiny
posted October 8th, 2017  
wow...very nice!!!
posted October 10th, 2017  
Oh I love this, great timing and clarity!
posted October 10th, 2017  
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