Sometimes the Wait is Disappointing

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On the butterfly bush, you can see a blurry hummingbird.  I waited forever to get this crappy shot, and couldn't get another suitable photograph of the hummingbirds, who by the way, were fighting over the feeder (at least three of them).  This was yesterday's exercise in futility in the muggy and hot Chesapeake Bay community in which I call home.

I was forced indoors by welcome thunderstorms, and put the camera and tripod away.  I used an external flash mounted onto the camera, which was mounted onto my tripod, and I triggered the shutter remotely. I also focused the camera manually.  I need more Vivitar flashes, and am hoping to invest in some within the next few months, or maybe should put the flashes on my Christmas list.  At $99 each, maybe one will show up in my stocking.  I also desperately need a new head for my tripod, as the one I have just isn't functional.  It looks like a trip to Penn Camera is in order to take a look at new tripod heads just in time for my photography seminar trip to the Slot Canyons in Page, Arizona.

However, I did get a couple of other halfway decent shots yesterday:

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Am going to keep trying for the hummingbirds.  I was noticing today that one hummingbird was visiting the feeder and hanging out, so time to get back out there and try again.

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