This year’s crop. When I first saw it I t might have been its first flight. Very slow and wonky and wasn’t sure which flowers were the best. Sometimes it would spend time on the outside of flowers before putting that little beak where it should be. All a part of growing up and figuring things out. Recently it discovered these flowers and they are becoming a favorite as they are of its parents. It still moves slower than its parents, but is much faster than just a couple of weeks ago when it would tire easily and have to perch in the flowers. As if a hummingbird could get any cuter.
I see a couple of females frequently and they chase each other and this one, but the male is gone or else I’m just missing him when he visits.
Anything helpful is appreciated. Still trying to manage ISO, shutter speed and focus - I delete hundreds of shots for every one that works.
Is this a composite? no
Handheld on the couch
Basics done in Lr and then to Topaz Sharpen on very noisy. Went into Photoshop to remove a distracting bit. Back to Lr for a little lift in the mid-tones and a square crop.
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