279/366 | Firebush

October 05, 2020  •  Leave a Comment

My love for photographing Hummingbirds is pretty evident, I suppose. At Burden Gardens I counted nine different plants this little fella is feeding from. My goal is to get an image of him feeding from all nine. Today I gave myself a little over an hour, and just like prior days, he finally lit on one that I wanted, after a quick prayer. This is a firebush shrub. It might be hard to see, but there's an assassin bug where the hummer is feeding. I'm fairly certain this is a young male hummingbird. I read that juveniles leave later on their migration because more food is needed to sustain them on their long journey. This guy has claimed a pretty large patch of flowers, in addition to a feeder. There is one other hummingbird that's tried to infiltrate, but my little friend is fiercely protective, and the intruder gets chased off lickety split. It's quite entertaining!

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400mm | f/5.6 | ISO 400 | 1/1600 sec


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