2018—A Cloud of Wings

The hummers have been elusive the past couple of weeks.  Wednesday morning I noticed at least three frolicking in the fountain.  I didn’t see them clearly so I’m not sure if there were any mature males in the group but one of the females stuck around when I went outside to refill the feeders.  So I went back inside, attached the 1.4x teleconverter to the D500 with the 300mm f/4 PF and walked outside again.  The female Anna’s took her time sipping the nectar from the salvia blossoms and I was just a few feet away.  At slower shutter speeds, the wings are very blurred and the camera captures ghost images of the wings at various positions.  The wings appear  to surround the little bird like a cloud.  Focal length 420mm, f/5.6, ISO 100, 1/60s

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