Tracy Johnson, fotógrafa aficionada de California, pasa todos los días al menos media hora en el patio trasero de su casa, el cual se ha convertido en un improvisado estudio fotográfico, donde alimenta y fotografía a los colibríes que visitan el patio.
Tracy utiliza comederos de aves de mano y espera a sus amigos – Flash, Merlin, Valentino y otros –para alimentarlos, y de paso, capturar maravillosas fotografías y videos que luego publica en su cuenta de Instagram. Aunque está tan cerca de ellos, Tracy admite que estas pequeñas y ágiles aves son difíciles de retratar: “Por cada 100 fotos, 15 están en foco,” dice.
There is always so much that goes on at the feeders. I'm always interested in trying to figure out how the birds decide who gets to drink next. Sometimes it's very clear: a bird will come and grab another bird with his feet and pull the bird off of the feeder. That's straight forward. Other times it's more subtle. In this slo mo iPhone video the first bird, Zeus, a male Annas Hummingbird (on the right side of the screen with the bright red head) gets chased off the feeder by another bird who looks almost identical to him. The second bird with the red head is another male Annas Hummingbird named Luke. The third red bird who arrives and chases Luke away: Is actually Zeus again. This happens quite a bit where two birds will take turns at the feeders but end up getting impatient and so the polite waiting game ends in a tussle. Meanwhile, Tink, a female Annas Hummingbird tries politely to get to the feeders and eventually gives up and flies across the way to the large feeders.
Because it's hummingbird (and other bird) migration season we have had a ton of new visitors on a daily basis. And nobody wants to share with anybody else. A concession to share was made by a few of the birds at the large feeders last night at dusk. Some of the females were grouped in twos: sharing flower feeding ports. The guys do not want to share. As evidenced by this little male immature Annas who politely told the other Annas to go away.... Mostly with the evil eye stare and the flapping of his wings. It worked: he got the feeder all to himself. And the other bird flew off and fed from the large feeders. And all was right with the world... ??❤️ hand held feeders by hum-fi.com. filled with sugar water made from 1 part white table sugar mixed with 4 parts of water.