When we arrived in New Hampshire in early June, one of the first sounds I heard was the inimitable arguing of hummingbirds. I can hardly tell you how happy I was to find them here, since they’re one of my favorite photography subjects (though they can be tough to shoot!).
Did you know that hummingbirds migrate? Or that their average lifespan is ~3 years? That’s what this site says… at least, about Ruby-Throats.
With that info. in mind, you’ll understand why I choose to think I’ve seen these particular visitors before.
I don’t normally shoot hummers on / at a feeder. They (the feeders) just aren’t photogenic enough… particular compared to, say, duranta. Or bee balm — which we have in abundance.
The light on the feeder yesterday, though, was interesting. We were gray and overcast (practically the first time all summer), and although I had to crank the ISO WAYYYY up, it made for a couple of decent shots.
You can view my complete hummingbird gallery here (click). Next year, I’ll get them in the bee balm.