Saturday, August 20, 2011

Birds do it

One of my grandmother's great joys in her last few years was watching her hummingbird feeder.  They still keep it well fed up at the farm, and the birds still love it.

Most of the pictures I took of the Red Ruby Hummingbirds were on continuous shooting mode, which captures about five shots per second.  Of course, what goes in must eventually come out.  The following frame captures a quick event, a Hummingbird lightening its load.  This did not appear in either the preceding or successive frames, so I now know that a Hummingbird can do it's business in under 0.4 seconds!