It is convenient that hummingbirds like to perch on exposed branches - it makes photographing them so much easier!

Hummingbird PreeningHummingbird craning its neck awayHummingbird looking stage-left showing off its irridescent featherslooking the other wayWith beak slightly openWith fireplant in backgroundfluttering its wingstwo hummingbirds fightGlowing in the sun


Took this while visiting my dad back in August. The background bougainvillia and foreground honeysuckle have been there since before we moved in about 30 years ago.

Diffuse light from a bougainvillea behind three backlight honeysuckle flowers

Backyard practice shots

A couple practice shots from the backyard taken with the new camera:

An ant drinks nectar from a tropical milkweed

I know that's not the best crop but the ant in the top-left corner looked so derpy I had to keep it in.

Two Jonny Jump-Ups


In the backyard I have a fairly large stand of milkweeds. Unfortunately, they attract a lot of aphids, far more aphids than the monarchs they are supposed to attract. Aphids crowd the seedpod of a tropical milkweed

Flat Tire

On the way home from work, a slow leak turned into a fast leak - turns out a leak formed around where the stem adheres to the tube, which is not a very repairable leak. I suppose I got my money's worth from this tube, though. There are four patches on this tube, can you spot them all?

Photo of bicycle tube on washing machine, showing its four patches