One’s not enough, IMG_1077

How lucky can one be.  I have wanted that for a number of years and finally, it happened unexpectedly last week.  I have to admit that I was taken off guard , I grabbed my new Canon M5 Mirrorless camera and a 18-150 mm Lens and started shooting with no tripod trying the best I could to capture them together.  That was the challenge.  I unfortunately missed quite a number of shots, first trying to accommodate myself with the new camera and secondly trying to find them in the viewfinder in front of the bushes.  They hardly touched the feeder, that would have been easier.  Hummingbirds are very territorial birds and they were fighting I think to protect their favorite spot.  The first picture shows the closest they came to the feeder.

A total nightmare, but what an excitement!!!  The adrenaline was running very high.  I am confident it will happen again before the season ends. I hope.

 

One's not enough, IMG_1077-2

A bit difficult to capture them at such distance (being so small and so fast) and also flying with such speed and far away sometimes from each other.  You get the pictures.

One's not enough, IMG_1077

My favorite part-time resident IMG_2549

It is this time of the year, like a ritual, this hummingbird species migrates here in South Florida and pays me his daily steady visit in my Butterflies and Hummingbird garden.  He makes my day the first time I spot her (being the female) during this season.  I have already captured over thousand pictures of this bird and by the time the season is over around April/May, I will be counting over 10,000 shots of the same bird.  Hope you like them as much as I do.  It is a thrill to watch them hovering with their usual speed and accuracy.

My favorite part-time Resident IMG_2549-2My favorite part-time Resident IMG_2549-3My favorite part-time Resident IMG_2549-1