Posted in Birds, Illinois, Photography

Taking a break

I put some fresh nectar out for the hummingbirds and it didn’t take long for this little guy to show up. Summer has arrived here in the St. Louis area and it’s hot and humid. I’m sure this little guy needed a break.


Hummingbird resting

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Posted in Birds, Photography


Kind of a lazy day around the house today as it was another hot and humid one out. As I was watering the plants this evening I noticed the hummingbirds were active. By the time I was done it was getting dark and they had slowed down but I was able to get this one decent shot with the flash.

Canon 7D, Canon EF 70-200mm F/4.0 L USM with Sunpack PZ42X at F/9.0, 1/200, ISO-400 at 188mm

Ruby Throat flash