Some mornings it's downright hard to go to work. This 3" male Costa's hummingbird can be pretty demanding, sitting on the tip of an Octopus Agave, glaring at the kitchen window, just waiting for his feeder to be filled.
That's not the expression of patience. He knows who's in charge, and it's not me.
Perhaps if I were shooting the photos with 35 mm film, I'd be more disciplined. After all, each shot with film costs money. That's the beauty of digital photography. I can keep on taking pictures as long as he will oblige by sticking around. Too bad that I have a day job as a mortgage guy...
But we funded a VA purchase today, and my borrowers enjoy birds too. They have a kitchen of their own now, with mountain views and as many as 20 different kinds of hummingbirds to attract.
Isn't life good!
photo copyright Mike in Tucson