2017—Happy New Year!
It wouldn’t be a New Year’s Day post on this blog without a photograph of a hummingbird. I took this shot late morning on New Year’s Eve. This may or may not be Homer. What I discovered on New Year’s Eve is that there are three hummingbirds in my backyard and two are males. There was a bit of a dispute over use of the fountain but all three birds seemed united to get me out of the yard. While I stood in the middle of the patio with my camera aimed at the hummer over the top of a rose tree, I didn’t notice that leaves from said rose tree encroached on the bottom of the shots while I focused on his head. My failure to notice the interference resulted in a green fuzziness at the bottom of the hummer’s body. Although I tried, I couldn’t get a similar photograph but since the bird’s posture in this shot is one I continually seek, I decided to use it. On the bright side, it was another gray, gloomy day so my blue Weber barbecue added a cheerful blue to the background.