A Ruby-throated Hummingbird, seen at the Denver Botanic Gardens’ Chatfield Arboretum.
OM System OM-1 camera, M.Zuiko 100-400mm f/5.0-6.3 lens
f/6.3, 328 mm, 1/1000 sec, ISO 8000
Life’s been a bit busy for us lately, but we managed to run off into the mountains for a little R&R over the July 4th extended weekend. Â One of our stops was the neat little ghost town of Ashcroft, near Aspen. Â On our way through the sights, my daughter alerted me to this little hummingbird perched on an old bit of wood.
Fortunately for me, this little guy was very patient on his perch — alert and watchful, but never startling or making any apparent move to fly off.
When my daughter and I walked through the Phoenix zoo a few weeks back, we were greeted by one of the locals. I don’t know what (s)he was trying to tell us (“go away?” “bring sugar-water next time?”), but for a while it kept chattering around us.
At least the little critter was content to sit still on a branch for a bit so I could capture its portrait.