This week’s theme is all about “something scary” since Halloween is right around the corner. Aside from the requisite ghouls, ghosts, witches and other scary things we associate with the season, I admit that there are scarier things!
To answer my own question, “is anything scarier than a two-headed hummingbird” I would have to answer…probably!
Out in my backyard recently, this little hummer was trying in vain to guard the feeder. She perched in the pine branches near the feeder and flitted around when the male would fly in. She even puffed her tiny feathers to make herself appear larger. But she usually lost the battle as she seemed to be more scared than he was.
These Anna’s hummingbirds are pretty tame and will fly very close to me even if I’m standing near their feeder. This image was hard-won since when they do feed, they seem to hide from the prying lens.
Later, she gazed down at my dogs as if to say “I’m not scared of you.”
In my attempt to capture it all, I set my camera to “burst” and got a strange set of images. Yes, I am still working to figure out these settings, but the resulting shots gave me multiple images layered in one.
Are you scared yet? No? How about the Halloween version?
I’m also scared of this!
What else scares you? Tell us all about it this week with your photos, poems, short stories and other creative ventures!
Just a few days left to join Becky B’s Lines and Squares Photo Challenge. My scary hummingbirds are lined up to play!
Next month’s themes will be posted on my Sunday Stills page shortly!
Enjoy your Halloween!
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