30 Days of Hummingbirds – Day 24

📸 “He huffed! And He Puffed! – 30 Days of Hummingbirds – Day 24

Photographer’s Note: I really wish this one was just a little bit crisper because he was so cute sitting on this branch.  Oh well, it does have a little bit of a water color effect…..don’t you think?

❓Did you know a male hummingbird will puff out his chest and throat to show his beautiful feathers and then toss his head from side to side so the feathers will flash in the light to tell the females in his territory that he is ready to breed? 

Field Notes:

Camera: Canon EOS 6D

Lens: Canon EF 100mm – 400mm

Focal Length: 180mm

Shutter Speed 1/160

Aperture: f5.6

ISO: 3200

Time of Day:  96:52p.m.

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30 Days of Hummingbirds – Day 23

📸 “Spread Your Wings and Fly O Mighty One” – 30 Days of Hummingbirds – Day 23

❓While we’re on the topic of migration, did you know Hummingbird migration is triggered by circadian or daily internal clock and the circannual rhythm or yearly clock. Changes in the weather, temperature, time of season, decline in food supply and shorter days with less sunlight are factors that influence the beginning of fall migration.

Field Notes:
Camera: Canon EOS 6D
Lens: Canon EF 100mm – 400mm
Focal Length: 400mm
Shutter Speed 1/640
Aperture: f5.6
ISO: 4000
Time of Day: 9:41a.m.

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30 Days of Hummingbirds – Day 22

📸 “This Looks Like a Soft Place to Land” – 30 Days of Hummingbirds – Day 22

❓Did you know Hummingbirds are the smallest migrating bird. They don’t migrate in flocks like other species, and they typically travel alone for up to 500 miles at a time.

Field Notes:
Camera: Canon EOS 6D
Lens: Canon EF 100mm – 400mm
Focal Length: 400mm
Shutter Speed 1/2000
Aperture: f7.1
ISO: 1250
Time of Day: 10:27a.m.

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Happy Labor Day!

✨Happy Labor Day✨

This lion sits perched in the side yard of a home around the corner from us. I pass by it every day when I visit my father.

During each of the holiday seasons they decorate it. I love how they really captured the essence of what today is all about!

Enjoy your holiday!

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30 Days of Hummingbirds – Day 21

📸 “Sunday Brunch” – 30 Days of Hummingbirds – Day 21

❓Did you know the lifespan of a hummingbird varies by species, though most species will live 3-5 years on average.

Field Notes:
Camera: Canon EOS 6D
Lens: Canon EF 100mm – 400mm
Focal Length: 400mm
Shutter Speed 1/400
Aperture: f8
ISO: 1250
Time of Day: 9:32a.m.

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30 Days of Hummingbirds – Day 20

📸 “Somewhere Over the Rainbow”

❓Did you know a hummingbird’s brilliant throat color is not caused by feather pigmentation, but rather by iridescence in the arrangement of the feathers? Light level, moisture, angle of viewing, wear and tear, and other factors all influence just how bright and colorful the throat may appear. Just like a rainbow!

Field Notes:
Camera: Canon EOS 6D
Lens: Canon EF 100mm – 400mm
Focal Length: 400mm
Shutter Speed 1/100
Aperture: f5.6
ISO: 1250
Time of Day: 6:11p.m.

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30 Days of Hummingbirds – Day 19

📸 “Table for 2!” – 30 Days of Hummingbirds – Day 19

❓Did you know a flock of hummingbirds can be referred to as a bouquet, a glittering, a hover, a shimmer, or a tune?


Field Notes:
Camera: Canon EOS 6D
Lens: Canon EF 100mm – 400mm
Focal Length: 235mm
Shutter Speed 1/100
Aperture: f6.3
ISO: 1250
Time of Day: 7:29p.m.

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30 Days of Hummingbirds – Day 18

📸 “Some Days I don’t know if I’m coming or Going!” – 30 Days of Hummingbirds – Day 18

❓Did you know when hummingbirds stroke their wings they do so in a forward and backward, pivoting up to 180 degrees at the shoulder to rotate the wing making a figure 8?  This generates “lift” on both forward and backward motions and helps keep them stay aloft and hover.

Field Notes:

Camera: Canon EOS 6D

Lens: Canon EF 100mm – 400mm

Focal Length: 250mm

Shutter Speed 1/100

Aperture: f5

ISO: 1250

Time of Day:  7:36p.m.

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30 Days of Hummingbirds – Day 17

📸 “Balancing Act”

❓Did you know some hummingbirds have such a heavy beaks that when they perch to rest, they hold their beak straight up in the air for balance?

Field Notes:
Camera: Canon EOS 6D
Lens: Canon EF 100mm – 400mm
Focal Length: 285mm
Shutter Speed 1/250
Aperture: f5.6
ISO: 1250
Time of Day: 6:55p.m.

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Hello September!

“Ah, September! You are the doorway to the season that awakens my soul.” ~ Peggy Toney Horton

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