Let’s Do the Twist

ruby-throated hummingbird, bird migration

Heavy rains from the remnants of Hurricane Florence forced many bird species to lay low. This young female Ruby-throated Hummingbird hunkered down on the top rung of the tomato cage near our backyard hummingbird feeder.

I took a series of rapid-fire shots of the bird sitting in the rain. In one of those, the hummingbird shook the moisture off its feathers. I was fortunate to catch this awkward looking, twisting position.

“Let’s Do the Twist” is my Photo of the Week.

© Bruce Stambaugh 2018


Filed under birding, birds, human interest, nature photography, Photo of the Week, photography, Shenandoah Valley, Virginia, weather

6 responses to “Let’s Do the Twist

  1. Nice capture! Decisive Moment!

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  2. Not what I expected here from your great title! And the green background is nicely picked up in her colors. You are either lucky or very skilled. A bit of both, I’m sure!

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    • Thanks, Melodie. You are correct. Photography is a mixed bag of luck, which I prefer to label as “timing,” and skills. With such excellent lenses in today’s digital world, the skills often morph from the camera to software for manipulating photos. I haven’t made that leap yet and may not.
      I’m glad you pointed out the complementing background colors. I should have mentioned that in the text. By using my long lens for an object only a few feet away, the background, in this case, our backyard, is fuzzed out.


  3. Pamela lakits

    Amazing photo Bruce. I love all the colors captured in its feather’s. Hope you fared as well as this tiny bird with all the rain I’m sure you also endured.

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