2013—Day 345—Colorful Bathing Beauty

As anyone who has read this blog knows, I never tire of photographing hummingbirds. Despite the sub-freezing temperatures we’ve had here the past few days (it’s 28° as I type) they enjoy bathing in the fountain and the rapidly bubbling fountain keeps it from freezing over. I looked up from my coffee and morning paper to see three of them cavorting around the fountain. By the time I got out with my D7100, 70-200mm lens, and Speed Light (the batteries in the Speed Light were dead so I had to change them) only one was perched on the edge, still dry but as he eyed me eying him, he took the plunge. I couldn’t decide which of these shots to use so I’m using all. As I said, I never tire of photographing, or looking at, these intriguing birds.

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