Two minutes of Hummingbirds and “N” stories voting

Life is busy, so another short post about Hummingbirds; something to watch before reading the Alphabet Challenge “N” Stories.

I mean, you don’t have to, but it sure would be swell — if you’ve not already done so — if you would read the stories and cast your vote for your favorite of the three. Links to the stories and the poll for voting for “Alphabet Challenge N-Stories” are HERE.<<<Link

And now, for them who don’t often see hummingbirds . . .

So, that’s one minute . . . and here’s another . . .

They are cute and all, but they are vicious. The reason for these videos is that I was trying to record what I witnessed a few times now; one hummingbird coming in and using its beak to poke the back of the head of another hummingbird that was busy drinking. Not a gentle tap, either. You can see it almost happening at the 40-sec mark.

These were shot at 4K quality (and when zoomed in, 1080p) . . . which most people can’t actually see as being different from 1080p. Either way, if you click on the little flower/spoked-wheel in the lower right corner, you can change the setting to at least 720 HD, although I suggest 1080 HD is better, and 4K is best as it lets you play it on a larger screen.

There, you can also change the playback speed. If you want some slow-motion, I suggest slowing it down to a half or a quarter speed, but only if you are watching in HD, otherwise it gets pretty choppy. As an aside, watching it on YouTube is usually better (click on their logo).

Hint: I’m right on the other side of the glass and, again, the key is to not move much.

In this next video, the phone was mere inches from the bird . . . with glass in between, and because I used the 2x lens, it’s only in 1080p, which I think is more than sufficient.

I’ve had a fair number of hummingbird posts in the past and you can find a list of them HERE.<<link

If you just want to see photos, then THIS<<link is for you.

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