A Hummingbird / by Eric Dacus

It was a fun challenge to try and get an interesting photo of the hummingbirds out our back door.  They haven’t really been around all summer, and now within the last 3 days or so, they’ve been out in force!  Getting one to hold still is all but impossible, and the camera’s autofocus didn’t stand a chance at tracking them (got a couple sharp shots of the bushes behind before I have up on AF). I’ve not really messed with manual focusing before yesterday, and the only way I got this one was pre-focusing on the feeder-flower and use burst mode to get several frames.  I don’t normally have the patience for wildlife, but I learned a lot, and these birds are just fun to watch.