Compare that to one I took a few minutes later with their camera, pre-focused, flash, and the proper settings. I did nothing on photoshop except crop.
This is not acceptable. I simply must do better photography even if it means learning flash and all that. (moan!)
Words can't express my gratitude to Larry Ditto and Paul Denman. They are first class super persons. And guess what? Larry will be doing a Lucifer photo workshop here in August in conjunction with the Davis Mountain Hummingbird Festival. Anyone interested in signing up will have an experience of a lifetime. Here's a link for more info: http://www.fortdavis.com/2016-Hummingbird-Registration-Form.pdf
And here's Larry's website to check out his awesome work and also contact him regarding the workshop: http://larryditto.com/
I have plenty of rabbits around the oasis but seldom photograph them. Yesterday I couldn't resist this one relaxing in the shade.
If you didn't see this Sleepy Orange butterfly land on this Evergreen Sumac leaf you would never, with the naked eye, know it wasn't a leaf. What awesome camouflage!
And I was easily entertained by a White-winged Dove doing it's courtship display. It would perform facing one direction, turn and repeat it facing another direction, around and around. So much wonderful stuff to see in nature.