After a busy day filled with appointments and meetings, I spent some time late this afternoon in the backyard observing the hummingbirds. They weren’t particularly accommodating today, mostly flying between their two camps in the trees rimming the backyard. I watched as they swooped down toward the feeder but rarely landed, skimming by me and chattering as they continued on into the woods and beyond.
So, after about 15 minutes I got up from my vantage point and took a quick walk along the back trail. The golden light was still falling between some of the shorter trees, illuminating a few patches of woods and trail. I found some dried grasses and flowers, which were much friendlier models. Sometimes you just have to realize when you’re not going to get the shot you want and go to Plan B.
Plan B is beautiful.
Thank you Tea; I’m glad you like it!
I agree with Tea Norman! Plan B is perfect!
Much appreciated, Xenia!
I concur–Plan B is great! Plus it is one more in your series!
But you do mention hummingbirds–which are always worthy of attempts but I rarely have luck capturing them in print. Today I had a new visitor to my blog and she shared a great video about a documentary about filming hummingbirds–it is remarkable.
That is a great video! Thank you for sharing. One of my visitors sent me this hummingbird link, which is very fun to watch. I’ve heard that hummingbirds aren’t too hard to tame if you have a lot of patience!
Love the lighting and the colors in this shot!