30 Days of Hummingbirds – Day 16

📸” “Good night, good night! Parting is such sweet sorrow, that I shall say good night till it be morrow.” – William Shakespeare” – 30 Days of Hummingbirds – Day 16

❓Did you know at night, hummingbirds slow down their metabolism by going into torpor, which is similar to hibernation? This deep sleep that they go into helps keep their energy levels from dropping to dangerous levels.

Field Notes:

Camera: Canon EOS 6D

Lens: Canon EF 100mm – 400mm

Focal Length: 400mm

Shutter Speed 1/200

Aperture: f5.6

ISO: 1250

Time of Day:  6:23p.m.

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30 Days of Hummingbirds – Day 15

📸”Ah, the Taste of Sweet Nectar” – 30 Days of Hummingbirds – Day 15

❓Did you know Hummingbirds digest natural sucrose—the sugar found in floral nectar—in 20 minutes with 97 percent efficiency for converting the sugar into energy?

Field Notes:

Camera: Canon EOS 6D

Lens: Canon EF 100mm – 400mm

Focal Length: 320mm

Shutter Speed 1/500

Aperture: f5.6

ISO: 1250

Time of Day:  8:47a.m.

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30 Days of Hummingbirds – Day 14

📸”Please Don’t Ruffle My Feathers!”

Another photo of one of the hummingbirds in Dad’s yard. Perched on a very dead dogwood tree that needs to be taken down, this little guy and his friends use this tree as part of their runway to and from Dad’s hummingbird feeder. I think we’ll leave the dead tree alone for now!

❓Did you know an average hummingbird’s heart rate is more than 1,200 beats per minute? In comparison, a human’s average heart rate is only 60 to 100 beats per minute at rest.

Field Notes:
Camera: Canon EOS 6D
Lens: Canon EF 100mm – 400mm
Focal Length: 400mm
Shutter Speed 1/4000
Aperture: f5.6
ISO: 1250
Time of Day: 5:00p.m.


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30 Days of Hummingbirds – Day 13

📸”A View Through Dad’s Window – Dad’s Hummingbirds”

Today I’m sharing with you a different view of these sweet garden fairies. It’s a view from my 93-year-old Dad’s window. This feeder has been hanging outside his window in easy view of his chair for about 3 years. And, like our yard, the Hummingbirds have been extremely active this year keeping him quite entertained throughout the day!

❓Did you know there are more than 325 unique hummingbird species in the world an only 8 species regularly breed in the United States?

Field Notes:
Camera: Canon EOS 6D
Lens: Canon EF 100mm – 400mm
Focal Length: 275mm
Shutter Speed 1/500
Aperture: f5.6
ISO: 1250
Time of Day: 3:09p.m.

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30 Days of Hummingbirds – Day 12

📸”Excuse Me, But I was Here First!”- 30 Days of Hummingbirds – Day 12

❓Did you know studies show that as a species the Hummingbird has the largest brain size of all birds in comparison to their overall body size? Additional studies have proven them to be very intelligent and to have excellent memories.

Field Notes:
Camera: Canon EOS 6D
Lens: Canon EF 100mm – 400mm
Focal Length: 400mm
Shutter Speed 1/1600
Aperture: f6.3
ISO: 1250
Time of Day: 12:44p.m.

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30 Days of Hummingbirds – Day 11

📸”Hummingbirds and Hydrangeas”

This little guy gave me quite the show this morning spending a few minutes around my limelight hydrangeas. 

❓Did you know roughly Hummingbirds have no sense of smell but have very keen eyesight?

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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30 Days of Hummingbirds – Day 10

📸”I don’t mean to beat my chest or anything, but….”

❓Did you know roughly 25 to 30 percent of a hummingbird’s weight is in its pectoral muscles? These are the broad chest muscles principally responsible for flying.

Field Notes:
Camera: Canon EOS 6D
Lens: Canon EF 100mm – 400mm
Focal Length: 400mm
Shutter Speed 1/125
Aperture: f5.6
ISO: 1250
Time of Day: 7:27p.m.

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30 Days of Hummingbirds – Day 9

📸”Come Here Often? – 30 Days of Hummingbirds – Day 9

📝Photographer’s Note: Sometimes (a LOT of times) the right shot isn’t your best shot. At least that is the way I feel about this one. The subjects are there, the composition is there, but because my settings weren’t right the photo isn’t as crisp as I would like it to be. I’m ok with shots like this because I can see where I went wrong and know how to adjust next time.

❓Did you know a hummingbird must consume approximately one-half of its weight in sugar daily?

Field Notes:
Camera: Canon EOS 6D
Lens: Canon EF 100mm – 400mm
Focal Length: 310mm
Shutter Speed 1/160
Aperture: f5.6
ISO: 1250
Time of Day: 7:11p.m.

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30 Days of Hummingbirds – Day 8

📸”1 Step Forward, 2 Steps Back!” – 30 Days of Hummingbirds – Day 8

❓Did you know the hummingbird is said to be the only bird that can fly backwards? The majority of living things can move both forward and backwards including numerous flightless birds like ostriches, but most birds cannot fly backwards. Over 99% of all the bird species cannot fly backward.

Field Notes:
Camera: Canon EOS 6D
Lens: Canon EF 100mm – 400mm
Focal Length: 400mm
Shutter Speed 1/125
Aperture: f5.6
ISO: 1250
Time of Day: 7:21p.m.


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30 Days of Hummingbirds – Day 7

📸”Hang on Tight!” – 30 Days of Hummingbirds – Day 7

❓Did you know hummingbirds cannot walk or hop like other birds? They can only use their feet to scoot sideways while they are perched (or scratching and preening). 

Field Notes:

Camera: Canon EOS 6D

Lens: Canon EF 100mm – 400mm

Focal Length: 400mm

Shutter Speed 1/125

Aperture: f5.6

ISO: 1250

Time of Day:  7:01p.m.

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