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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6 Responses to Two minutes of Hummingbirds and “N” stories voting

  1. AnnMarie says:

    First, thanks for these videos, and second, thanks for the settings reminder . . . even better to view them in HD and slowed waaaay down!


    • disperser says:

      You are welcome . . . and yes, slow-motion (albeit pseudo-slow-motion) gives you a chance to see more. But, regular motion is impressive for showing just how fast they are.


  2. ‘Tis so much fun watching the hummingbirds dining at your hummingbird restaurants!

    Now I’m thinking of Hummingbird Cake…it’s yummy…and no hummingbirds are needed to make the cake. Ha!

    HUGS!!! :-)


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