Just a quick post before the end of the day, with a few more pictures of hummingbirds. I didn’t use the tripod this time, so the camera was a bit further from the feeder. While the shots weren’t as good, I wasn’t frightening the birds with the sound of the shutter.
These probably would have been better if I had taken them about a 1/2 hour later when the sun was a little higher, the shadows a little less shadow-y.
From my house, I don’t have a good view of the sunset this time of year, and I didn’t plan to go somewhere to see the transit of venus this evening. The sun was obscured by clouds until about 8. I wasn’t expecting to capture Venus in these shots. I wasn’t wrong! Doesn’t look much different than morning shot, except for different trees.
While I was shooting, the neighbor’s cat came for a visit and a petting. And, of course, a bit of milk. The way he tried it though, you’d think that he didn’t trust me.