|Male Rufus Hummingbird|
So in order to get photos of a hummingbird,you have to stand extremely still. You have to be literally a statue with a finger to click the button and fingers to move the focus. Today I was doing this, and trying a new trick of using flash so I could get more of the amazing colors out of the feathers. Well this little guy started checking me out after I flashed him the first time and he flew away. He got up so close to me, I was nervous he might become brave and peck at my eye or something. It was amazing, I could have grabbed him if he weren't such a fast little thing, and if he wasn't so fragile. He and a female take turns sharing the feeder and even fight over it. I'm not sure if they're mates or not. :) I hope you are enjoying my photos.