|Mama Oriole with some food for her baby.|
|Not such a good background, huh?|
|It was really hard to get a good shot in this tight space.|
Most of my good bird shots are a matter of luck more than skill. One great thing I learned is that you can take good photos through the window, and the glass doesn't even have to be super-clean. I usually have my camera (Nikon D5100) on the auto-without-flash setting or on aperture priority. Both those settings create that nice blurry background. Here are a few of my best.
|Female Ruby-Throated Hummingbird|
Many thanks to Donna of Cottage Days and Journeys for creating this safe outlet for our photographic efforts!