I saw the shadow of a hummingbird on the curtains this morning, as Oliver and I were in the house. I grabbed my camera and zoom lens. I have been trying for weeks to get a picture of a hummingbird and a shy little Monarch butterfly and I haven’t been able to do either.
We headed out the door and I tried to wait patiently for the hummingbird to return while Oliver wandered across the driveway to check out the little chicks. I spotted a happy little bumble bee in the crape myrtle and decided to give up on the hummingbird and photograph him instead. He was quick and while getting nectar, he is hidden in the flowers, so I just started clicking and got a cute little shot of his tongue sticking out as he comes in for a landing!
I never did see that hummingbird again, but I had fun practicing on my close-up shots! I took Oliver in to take a real bath, and now after making a mess at breakfast, he is ready for another!
Have a great day!