Ruby-throated Hummingbird (Archilochus colubris)
Originally uploaded by Jason Means
I always like sharing a little piece of my day with everyone, which is one of the big reasons why I enjoy photography so much. It gives me a terrific opportunity to condense two hours of butt numbing shooting into 1/1000 of a second worth of joy and satisfaction.
I'm also very stubborn, which paid big dividends today. I watched a patch of Cardinal Flowers for well over two hours today, firmly convinced that eventually a hummingbird would come within range and give me a great pose. After more than a handful of blurry images, I finally had this little fella cooperate, giving me what I think is the strongest image from today's shoot.