Monday, August 6, 2007
We cousins try to gather once a year at the cabin. New cameras and old we were trying to capture the hummingbirds at the feeder. It is hard to get them to sit still for long, so you have to snap the picture quickly. It was made more difficult by warring factions of the hummingbird world, we have a pair of brown rufus hummers that think the feeders belong to them and they try to chase everyone else off. In trying to capture the iridescent colors of their feathers, the light has to be just right. This picture is taken from the deck above the feeder getting a top shot of the birds. The result is a Christmas wreath with the red feeder and green birds!