We have many smaller gardens within our large garden. Depending on where the hummingbirds are focused, I'll set up a small station with my chair and camera and just let things unfold around me. There are few things in life more peaceful than making yourself part of nature and watching it all take place around you. Whether you see it or not, life is just taking place everywhere.
Here I sat nestled beneath an Elderberry tree when it all started. An adult male sat on a branch behind me, and like myself, he just sat and watched, but with different intentions. He protected all his interests and I soaked up all the images I could take.
Many young birds took turns feeding from the flowers that surrounded me, and in between they'd sit and rest on branches close enough to make me cross-eyed. For those who love nature photography, these are the moments you live for.
It's often times very difficult to move without bringing attention to yourself, but here's one image I managed to get up close. This young Ruby Throat grasped tightly onto a Delphinium branch while it stretched every part of its body to find some hidden nectar.
It's opportunities like this that keep me waiting every year for their return. 2015 N.E. of Edmonton, Alberta.