Hungry Hummers!

Today’s post was captured a month ago, on September 01, on the covered, front porch of my rural Missouri home. About this time every year, the Ruby-throated Hummingbirds begin a “feeding frenzy” as they take in more calories to begin their annual, fall migration southward. The male hummers were mostly gone when I made this capture … they leave before the females, arriving and setting up their territories before the females make their pilgrimage there.

This photo is not a high quality photo. I had to shoot this behind a screened door, so that I wouldn’t frighten them away. I counted 12 hummers in this image, but more were on the periphery, outside the camera’s angle of view. Seeing this sight every year is both a sad and happy time. Sad to see them leave for the winter, but so happy that they spent another summer with me!  Until next year …!

Hummingbirds frenzy feeding before migrating

Photographic Equipment Used:

  • Canon 7D Mark II body
  • Canon 100-400mm IS lens, at 130mm
  • Handheld, with IS “On”
  • ISO 1250
  • Aperture f/5
  • Shutter 1/125 sec.

 

 

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