Tuesday, September 13, 2011
"The government insists that all garage doors have red emergency release handles. Unfortunately, to a hummingbird they look a lot like trumpet creeper flowers, one of their favorites, and they fly in to investigate. But hummers aren't particularly analytical and don't have a natural concept of ceilings, and when they get scared their immediate reflex is to fly straight up, which only compounds the problem. In an hour, a trapped and exhausted hummingbird can starve to death."
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Sunday, September 11, 2011
Friday, September 9, 2011
I recently took a few days of vacation and decided to try something that I have wanted to do for quite some time now. And that would be to photograph some Ruby-throated Hummingbirds. I've seen them around the yard from time to time and thought I would try camping out in our living room with my lens pointing out the window near the Hummingbird feeder. I'm sure my neighbor's, if they saw me, probably think I'm either nuts or some kind of perv. Anyway, through trial and error of different exposures and combinations of ambient light and flash I am pleased with what I have so far and will be posting them in the days to come. Above is a female Ruby-throated Hummingbird and unfortunately that is all that I have seen in the yard. I believe that there are about 3 females and no males, therefore no ruby throats. Never the less they do make for some interesting photos and quite the challenge to capture in camera. Thanks for viewing and do check back again for some more of these beautiful creatures.
Monday, August 1, 2011
It's hard to show just how big this guy is. I never thought I'd be intimidated by a frog but, this guy is so big that I feel I have to get permission just to feed the fish. I'm not sure what he eats but I think there's been a reduction in the frog population since his arrival.
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Sunday, July 24, 2011
The frogs have been showing up at the pond recently so, I thought we'd post a few shots. I'll have to admit, I'm getting lazy. Most of my photography is of images that were taken just a few feet out my front door. I'm blaming it on the heat wave that most of the country has been experiencing and as soon as it gets cooler I'm getting out there....soon.
Thanks for viewing, Ken