Triple Satisfaction

Nothing satisfies a hobby photographer more than capturing great close-ups of birds feeding. Satisfaction of one's curiosity is one of the greatest sources of happiness in life. Linus Pauling, Scientist     "Satisfaction is not always the fulfillment of what you want; it is the realization of how blessed you are for what you have." Unknown

Macro Moments Challenge: Week 30–Birds

A few weeks ago, as the never-ending much-needed rain trickled to a drizzle, my resident hummingbird enjoyed fluffing his feathers after a well-deserved feeding. We are all used to seeing hummingbirds in flight, we may forget they actually perch! Submitted for Musin' with Susan's Macro Moments Challenge Photographed with my Panasonic Lumix FZ300 in full … Continue reading Macro Moments Challenge: Week 30–Birds

Resilient Hummingbirds: Backyard Birdwatching

I have a hummingbird family living in my backyard! I believe they are the “Allen’s” species which are known to stay year-round even in Northern California. Since most hummers migrate to warmer climates, it’s nice to see this little family sticking around. I captured this photo as the male hummingbird finished feeding. It had rained … Continue reading Resilient Hummingbirds: Backyard Birdwatching

Rewards of Waiting, Wind, Wings, and Wicked

Reward The weekly photo challenge for February 27 asks, "What is your reward?" Here are mine.  In Lake Tahoe, after waiting to dock after a two-hour cruise on Emerald Bay, we were greeted by this incredible view. After taking a windsurf lesson with a pro (bottom left, teaching a child), I headed out for some … Continue reading Rewards of Waiting, Wind, Wings, and Wicked