📸 “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?
📸 “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.
❓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.
📸 “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.