A few months ago, I started this blog…but not really knowing what I was doing, I quickly abandoned my writing and blog. Recently, a good friend, who is very knowledgeable with web building helped me set up this revamped website and has been helping me establish a website that I can be proud to share. This new and improved website will be the home for my photography. When I’m not out with my camera, this is where you will find me.
I had planned on posting some recent images that I’ve shot this winter, but as I was going through images, I found myself constantly drifting back to my hummingbird pictures. Perhaps it’s because this has been such a gloomy month, and I long for some sunshine. But as I was going through my archive of images, I came across the three here in this post…my little lady hummingbird in the red flowers.
As you walk into the Longfellow Gardens, if you follow the path to the left, and go to backside of the main circle in the middle of the gardens, behind the bench that faces into the middle, there is this patch of red flowers. I wanted to capture shots of a hummingbird in these flowers. It seems that it should have been simple. I mean, hummingbirds are supposedly attracted to red, right!? Well, they weren’t too enthusiastic about these red flowers, it seems. I rarely saw them in these particular flowers. Until this day, when this one little bird seemed very much intent on sucking every bit of nectar that she could from them. It took several trips to the gardens, and the patience of waiting across the walkway from this patch for hours, but I’m happy with the results and my patience seems to have paid off, because this group of images was just what I had in mind, and I thanked this little lady as she flew off for being so gracious as to give me this little photo shoot!
“Photography is an art of observation. It has little to do with the things you see and everything to do with the way you see them.”