I have been wanting to try to capture these little beauties for a while. Ray and I stopped and picked up a new tripod on our way to visit his mom and dad. After a delicious lunch of Q Barbeque, I set up the camera. I quickly realized that the auto-focus was going nuts between the birds and the background…so I had to learn how to manually focus after turning off the auto-focus switch on the lens!
These shots aren’t perfect by any means…but I’m happy with what I have. If the sun had been shining their iridescent colors would have been on display. Another time perhaps!
His parents have 5 or 6 feeders and they fill them up 6 to 7 times a day…sugar junkies! I wish I had thought to video the swarms of them…and the sounds they make.