This week, focus on dinnertime: share a meal with us, or shoot during your dinner hour. Blogger’s choice!

Photo by Michelle W.

I was in Palm Springs, California, staring at some Dr. Seuss-esque flora from a distance, when I realized that (1) the small dark shape hovering near the blossoms was not, in fact, some kind of giant hideous desert bug, but a hummingbird, and (2) I had apparently never seen a hummingbird in real life before.

For several afternoons, my camera and I stalked it; it (he? she?) seemed to particularly enjoy the hours between four and six for an evening’s nosh. With a bit of patience, a bit of luck, and a very fast shutter speed, I eventually got a few shots of my tiny, frenetically flapping, non-bug friend, including this one of the bird hovering at the far tip of a row of small blooms, sipping from the penultimate flower. A delicate dinnertime:


This week, share an image inspired by dinnertime — whether you take a photo of food or simply shoot during the evening hours is up to you!

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  1. Straight to the heart of Ireland. This week our photographic spot hunting leads us to the picturesque and historic town of Athlone, near the geographical centre of Ireland, known as the “gateway to the West”. The Shannon river splits this enchanting city in two, with most services and businesses on its eastern bank, while under the shadow of the medieval Castle, the western bank is rich of colourful houses, winding streets, antique shops, historic pubs and much more.


  2. Wonderful Michelle! I am visiting family in Phoenix and just learned that the name of this lovely plant is an ocotillo. I have taken so many pictures of the brilliant crimson flowers as well as little hummingbirds Fun challenge.


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