I have mostly stopped trying to take photos of my hummingbirds. I love everyone’s photos of cooperative birds, but I get caught up watching them and forget to get my camera. Besides, picking up the camera is guaranteed to send the tiny flighty bodies winging away.
Today, I caught a hummingbird sipping on my lettuce flowers (yes, my lettuce bolted when it was tiny and I now cultivate it as flowers). I watched for a while, then realized that it might be there for a while. So, I grabbed my camera, tried to focus through a dirty window into the light. Here’s what I saw.