Crappy photo of the week

Intro story: we've been doing a good bit of Craigslisting the past couple weeks, and interestingly enough the best acquisitions have been free: flower pots, an analog multimeter (with working 9-volt battery!), and a hummingbird feeder. The flower pots have so far been not fully realized, with just a small basil plant planted, but the multimeter allowed me to fix a lamp (that we had previously acquired FOR FREE), and the hummingbird feeder has been very successful.

We cleaned, filled, and set up the feeder yesterday afternoon, and by the evening we'd seen four different hummers! A couple females, one male which we have come to nickname "fatty", and another smaller male, maybe of a different species. I think we've seen Calypte Anna (Anna's Hummingbird), and also a Broadtail?

Which brings us to this post's headline: I was using a crappy little digital with minimal manual features, plus the hummingbirds are skittish about big moving creatures inside the apartment so I had to be careful. B/c I'm shooting into the sky, both photos are backlit, and the females flew off before I could move the screen door out of the way (thus, the camera autofocused on the screen and not the birds.)

fat hummer

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Michael

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2 thoughts on “Crappy photo of the week”

  1. In fairness, today was kinda "cold" (60's) and cloudy, so he was puffed up a lot. In theory, they look more like this:

    not-so-fat Anna's Hummingbird

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