Monday, August 08, 2005 +


Photographs taken by my friend and colleague Jay Holcomb:

Today I spent 45 minutes sitting and standing near our hummingbird feeder, and was richly rewarded. The exterior walls of our kitchen and back entryway form an L. The feeder is straight out from that L. I stood in the L, just 12 feet or so from the feeder, and the birds seemed to ignore me. I was shooting at from 1/1,000 to 1/1,600 second.

I think that [the first] pic shows a male. Usually the males have bright red throats, but in this image it's not very vivid. The others are of a female(s). They're a lot of fun to watch. Enjoy.