Humming Bird, Abaco, Bahamas. This photo is one of my favorites. Trust me, not an easy task for me to capture this or any other hummingbird in a clear image. I was truly blessed to get this shot.
I had tried to photograph hummingbirds before and just given up. They were too fast, before I could even get the camera aimed or in focus the quick little birds were gone.
I remember being in the house back home and seeing hummingbirds right out the window buzzing around flowers.
One day I was in the yard with my camera and I saw this hummingbird, he was fast and my previous efforts did not really motivate me to even bother trying to capture an image. But I watched this bird zipping around the hibiscus plant going from flower to flower, not stopping for more than a few seconds at each one.
I sat on the driveway just a few feet back, the bird didn’t really pay much attention to me. I turned my camera on and zoomed in on a pink hibiscus flower all the while watching the hummingbirds pattern from flower to flower. I focused my camera on that one flower and waited. Finally, he came to that flower and I excitedly snapped about three shots before it zoomed off to another flower. I was so excited I’m surprised I didn’t drop the camera.
Later on when I transferred the photos I was very happy to find that I had captured this hummingbird in a clear image. The other shots weren’t too bad either. Looking back I wish I had saved them. Now a days I don’t tend to delete any images even if they don’t catch my eye right away.
In this photo there are yellow leaves on the plant, my mom wanted to know if I couldn’t use the computer and cut them out. No, once I take the picture it’s complete. The way things truly are is what I like about them.