I’ve stalked the hummingbirds this week, hoping to capture some improved images. I spent about 15 minutes each afternoon sitting on the deck steps. Once they got comfortable and began to ignore me, I crept closer to the feeder and eventually sat in the grass about 15 feet away. Today they were very active, chasing one another from treetops to feeders and all around the yard, chattering and squeaking.
There were a few moments when they flew within a few feet of me, hovering above the feeder. This female graciously allowed me to get a few shots before she darted off. I need a lot more practice—or caffeine—before I’ll be able to consistently capture these quick little birds. The delete button had its work cut out today.