You’ve probably noted that I am a fan of collective nouns and hummingbirds have several to choose from. I thought “bouquet” was particularly useful for this group of images.
I am also working on a new post that describes my EASY techniques for getting these kind of images…up close and personal hummingbird shots without a fuss. You don’t need a Rube Goldberg contraption with multiple flashes and a pain in the butt amount of work to get great hummingbird images.
In case you were curious:
- The Broad-tailed Hummingbird enters torpor, a slowed metabolic state, on cold nights. It maintains a body temperature of about 54° when ambient temperatures fall below 44° F.
- One female holds the North American age record for hummingbirds, at twelve years old.
- Accounts of this species mention that it nests in the same tree or bush year after year, a phenomenon known as philopatry-faithfulness to the previous home area. It will return to the same branch and even build a new nest atop the old one.
The images were all taken on the King Ranch in Colorado and it is Private Property…VERY Private Property.