Sometimes You Get a Little Lucky

Walking along the C&O Canal Towpath with a new lens on the camera (70-200mm), I spotted a nice wingstem (Verbesina alternifolia) along the bank. Camera was at f/8, ISO 100 (my default settings). I adjusted the focal length to frame the picture, set the shutter speed at 1/125s, focused, et voila! A hummingbird decided to check out the flower.

Less then one second later it was in flight again. It’s the blur on the upper right.

If it had stayed any longer I would have tried again with different settings. Oh well.

I’m so behind. I have lots of pictures to post but just not a lot of time to write. Hopefully there will be more content here in the coming weeks.