Cuenca Hummingbird Series 1
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See this video http://youtu.be/VDWSQdfpb7Y to watch this happening.
This artwork is derived from a photograph taken May 3, 2012 in Cuenca, Ecuador, South America. PS work applied to smudge background.
Well, I am truly addicted to the hummers. I have glued the crack in the top of the feeder base with the flowers on it, then glued that to the base below that holds the nectar. The nectar is a 1/3 cane sugar/water solution that they seem to like. Now this little rig doesn't leak.
I have set this feeder on some racking inside the window as we don't have enough windowsill on the inside for it to rest.
I use up a whole battery per session because this involves a lot of waiting and guessing when they may appear. The routine that has been working is to continuously listen for their distinctive cheep cheep cheep cheep to know when they are sitting in a tree or on the wire nearby. When the cheeping stops, I quickly grab my camera, turn it on, focus and zoom on the upper window frame, hold the shutter � way and swing into position. The silence means they are usually in flight to a nearby flower for a feast. Maybe one in eight trips is to my phony display of flowers. If they don't show up within about 15 seconds then they have chosen another flower.
I now have no doubt whatsoever that I could get them to come right to my hand but the logistics are too hard. I would need another person. I am just grateful for the opportunity to interact with nature.
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May 3rd, 2012
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