Before I forget let me say that it is warm and humid. I’m going to need to take a gallon of water each day to stay up with the loss. Right now, waiting on the patio for the restaurant to open, it is a wonderful temperature with a light wind. We are sitting here looking at a great conical volcano and know that the lights will go out early for us tonight. I hope I make it through dinner.
We hiked most of the trails in the area today with the exception of 2. We’ll likely get to them tomorrow. In between outings and exploration I started the quest for the hummingbird photo collection. Today was about technique. I messed with natural light and with flash. Shooting with lovely flowers as props is a treat. I may get used to the pattern of the birds as they work a garden. I’ll have time. I thought I’d leave you with one image from today. I know that the wings aren’t totally sharp (who cares, really) and that the background is pretty darn bright…it’s a lawn along the path to our room. I will try for more pleasing backgrounds as I learn. Please, don’t ask me what the species is…I’ll try to do that later. If you know and want to leave the ID in the comments I would appreciate the help. I know I saw at least 5 species today but I can’t say I have good photos of all of them. Hopefully I will become more proficient before we head back home.