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

Author: Bruce Stambaugh

Writer, marketer, columnist, author, photographer, birder, walker, hiker, husband, father, grandfather, brother, son, township trustee, converted Anabaptist, community activist, my life is crammed with all things people and nature and wonder. My late father gave me this penchant for giving and getting the most out of life, my late mother the courtesy, kindness, and creativity to see the joy in life. They both taught me to cherish the people I am with. I try and fail and try again.

6 thoughts on “Let’s Do the Twist”

    1. 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.
      Bruce

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  1. 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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