I am still getting my hummingbird visitors, a variety of species and they are getting braver, but I have a whole new respect for the people who photograph them perfectly because believe me it is hard. Here are two from today. I was usig a very fast shutter speed and it still wasnt fast enough.
I have decided that my flash skills arent good enough to work this one out so I have to make sure the bird is in good light, definitely sunshine LOL, and this is a small portion of the frame. Using my 100mm macro lens I still was standing only 5 feet away from the feeder, stock still and waiting. They eventually come, you can hear their wings and as they are getting braver and not so scared of me I think I will get better shots.
I just have to find somewhere to hang a shepherd's hook so that I can put the feeder in a better place and one which will be easier to set my camera up close without disturbing the bird.
I had a long day, the last three have been actually. I have been riding Wiggle, Cayenne, little brat bucked me off LOL nothing bad but I hate roundpens, I asked her to canter/lope and she wasnt happy so I found my right leg being crushed between her and the bars so I just grabbed the top rail and let her carry on while I slid off her LOL. I used a lot of the panels for stabling last winter and havent rebuilt the roundpen so it is really small which doesnt help. My fault, I should never have tried to ask for a lope the first time riding her after months off.
So I now sport a black and blue and purple and yellow knee and shin LOL. I will take a picture for the record promise. I did get back on her and rode her a bit longer before putting her up.
Taxes is coming on nicely, poor boy he is a bit swollen in the nether regions but I got him out to exercise and it definitely helped get the swelling down. I wont post a pic of him with his swelling I dont want to offend anyone and it looks painful which I am sure it is. He is still trying to nip everything and everyone but he has definitely calmed down, when I led him out to the roundpen for his exercise he was very well behaved which is a first!!!!
See y'all tomorrow. (((((Hugs)))))
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