BASICS: "Hummingbirds.....where is the person, I ask, who, on observing this glittering fragment of the rainbow, would not pause, admire, and turn his mind with reverence..." (J. J. Audubon).
This is a blog about my summer life at the Baiting Hollow Hummingbird Sanctuary, at my winter garden, Calypso, in the Bahamas, and aspects of life in general.
This private sanctuary is now permanently closed to the general public, as a result of a lawsuit brought by a neighbor. Only my friends and personal guests may visit (

Monday, July 21, 2014

Feeding at bee balm, with a fast shutter; Coralita flying backwards

Here's a video showing a hummingbird (probably Coralita) feeding at bee balm Monarda didyma using a 1/2000 shutter speed, which allows the wing motion to be seen. 2X slo-mo

And here's a 2.5 second clip from this sequence played back at 16X slo mo.

Next, a video showing feeding at a video (1/2000 shutter, 2X slo mo). This one has a pure silver throat and is likely a juvenile female, possibly Coralita. At the end she flies backwards away from the feeder.

and here's a clip of the end part, at 16X slo mo.

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