We have a prodigious bee balm patch over by the pond that is a favorite of all kinds of pollinators. We also have a family of ruby throated hummingbirds in residence this summer, and they were in full play-and-feed mode yesterday afternoon—zipping about above the flowers, chasing each other, feeding, and, very rarely, perching for a few brief seconds so I could get a shot off. Here are some family portraits.
Shots taken with Panasonic GX8, Lumix 100-300mm lens, ISO 1600, f/5.6, various shutter speeds.
August 5, 2016 at 2:47 pm
August 5, 2016 at 3:06 pm
Thanks Belinda! Took a bit of patience (and sweating in the direct sun) but it was worth it!
August 27, 2016 at 7:28 am
They are beautiful! These guys are fast so impressed with the lovely captures you were able to get:)
August 27, 2016 at 2:29 pm
Thanks Inger! Yes, they don’t sit still for very long!