The busy never stops in our yard this time of year. On the one hand is the weeding, mowing, and watering. On the other hand is the photographing. I take a lot of pictures as the local wildlife starts coming in to enjoy the garden. Lately, a hummingbird moth and a hummingbird have come around to sample the bee balm blooms. It's frustrating and shows me how much I don't know about photography. And the hummingbird harasses me by hovering in front of me, daring me to get a good shot. Every time she returns I experiment with my camera. Lesson one: make sure the battery is charged. Here is a sample of my work from the past four days. Click on the picture to enlarge.
|The moth was easier since I could get closer|
|I have a birdwatching setting. It works except the wings can disappear in the blur of flight|
|Similar issues with the moth's wings|
|Getting better. Nothing like a full charge on your battery!|
|I can almost see the wing. Almost.|
|Luckily, even hummingbirds need to rest|
|She stretched and flew off again|
|Day 4, I learn about the shutter speed setting|
I hope to continue improving as long as she comes to my yard. And as long as I can hold out against the mosquitoes.