This past summer was the first time I've put up feeders for the little hummingbirds. Their behavior is so fascinating. Getting good photos of hummingbirds is a little bit challenging.
|The sunlight must hit the feathers just right to cause the red-headed look.|
|After feeding - resting for a while.|
|Snapped late in the afternoon.|
|This bird likes to perch on a cedar tree about 6 feet from one of |
the feeders. He/she will keep an eye on the feeder and
will go after any competitors to chase them away.
We've had some smoke, to say the least. Here are a few pics, all taken from home, over the last couple of months. It hasn't been all bad. Quite a few beautiful days.
For years I have been trying to catch the Green Flash at sunset. Most folks have never heard of it. I finally captured it on October 6th at 6:26 PM. See it in the photo below, then in an enlargement. Explanation below that from Google.
I've had plenty of time to watch ships come and go here in Seattle. The big difference this year ... no cruise ships. Let's start with a fairly unusual capture of a sailboat, close in, at full sail. I see sailboats all the time but it is unusual to see one at full sail so close in. The smaller boat is motoring toward the Marina.
|Early morning, the sun rising in the east, bright |
reflections from a yacht moored in the Marina.