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 ONLY open certain, very limited, dates/times, starting july 20, and ending sept 15, and ONLY by specific private appointment, at particular, available "slot" times posted at this blog. No visits of any type without a confirmed appointment (

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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