We Are All Winging it!

F/5.6, 1/2000, ISO 320.

Anna’s Hummingbird ( Female )

Why do bees have sticky hair?

Because they use honeycombs.

Interesting Fact: Hummingbirds are strictly a New World animal. They fascinated the first Europeans who arrived on the continent. Christopher Columbus wrote about them and many wondered if they were a cross between a bird and an insect (at one point being called “flybirds”). Later, their feathers became fashionable ornaments in Europe (a practice that has thankfully fallen out of favor). ( https://www.allaboutbirds.org/guide/Annas_Hummingbird/overview )

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58 Comments

  1. Insightful. “Flybirds” – never had a thought like that. Thank you for sharing such a wonderful picture and post

  2. Love the greens and purples going on over here. And the perfect amount of blur vs clarity.

  3. With almost any background, the color and detail of the bird and the blooms would make this a fine photo.  The unusual and contrasting background here raises the image to a still higher level.  My guess is that the dark triangle is the lower front corner of the driver’s side window of a car.

    • Yes it is, very good investigative work. 🙂 Thank you for stopping by and sharing your thoughts with us. Happy Blogging! 🙂

  4. This photo is magnificent! I have hummingbirds outside two different windows as I write this. Some at the feeder and others on the deck exploring flowers. None of my photos are even close to this beautiful capture. 😍

  5. Beautiful photo. … I see hummingbirds quite frequently in the early morning out here on the farm. I listen for the buzzing beat of their wings and am fascinated by their ability to hover and feed from the flowers, and flit and fly away. Happens in an instant and one of the brightest moments of my day. Another of life’s amazing miracles.

      • I’ve got a few good pics of the hummingbirds here, but I just can’t seem to “freeze” the wings that clearly. I’m setting the speed to 1/4000, but it keeps going much slower than that. Can’t figure it out.

      • I am not sure what camera you shooting with, but when I shot a simulator photo with my other camera that has less Focus points it would not come out as good. And also it has to be really bright or sunny to pick up on all the points. 😉

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