As I have been observing hummingbirds, I have noticed two different hummingbirds making this gesture. I haven't been able to figure it out. Is the hummer giving a sign to other hummers or simply stretching?
I usually do a good amount of post-processing to my photos. For this photo I decided to basically leave it "Untouched." I made a very small crop to take out a branch, but enjoyed the flower and photo as I remembered taking it. It was just a very simple bush, but once I got down real low, I saw the simple beauty of the flower with the sky in the background.
I have been wanting to adventure out of my comfort zone of nature photography and venture into landscape photography. With photographying birds and flowers, it is very comfortable for me. I am out of my element with landscape photography, and it is uncomfortable. I know with time it will be easier. I am excited to jump into this whole new world:)
Location: Glenn Falls, near Highlands, North Carolina
My assistant photographer Boo (my dog) followed me outside to help me for the Digital Photography School's Weekly Photography Challenge. The theme was titled, "backyard." There wasn't much to photograph, so Boo became my subject in the front yard:)
P.S. The special words to get her to tilt her head are squirrel and treat!!
In my opinion, when I look at this photograph, one flower is incomplete without the other; one compliments the other. I looked up the word compliment and found the words flatter, praise, and congratulate. Very fitting!
I posted earlier in the summer a female Ruby-throated hummingbird's favorite branch; now I wanted to post the immature males favorite branch. I spent a lot of my summer at The State Botanical Garden of Georgia. So much so that I knew where the hummingbird's favorite perches were throughout the garden.
I knew where his favorite branch was, so I set my tripod up real close in hopes he would not mind.
One time the hummer landed on a branch five feet above my head to check me out.
I usually do not photograph many crawly creatures. I found this Daddy longleg meandering about on a wall. The way the light hit him caught my eye. I had to pick him up several times in hopes in would walk though the light again. After I left him alone, and he stopped at the end of the wall where I captured this shot.
After viewing him up close, I discovered they are weird creatures! Click on the photo for a closer view:)
It was love at first sight when I saw this donkey! I was headed down a long winding road with my family to take photos of waterfalls. We came upon a pasture that had this donkey, two horses, and a miniature horse. This donkey stole my heart especially when he peered through the fence straight into my eyes!