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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