A leisurely drive along the Mississippi levee at this time of the year never disappoints. One of my favorite sightings this month was several Ruby-throated hummingbirds darting in and out among the red clover. We sat and watched their playful activity for some time. No photos, but clear, beautiful images in my mind.
“Memory … is the diary that we all carry around with us.” ~Oscar Wilde
14 thoughts on “A drive along the levee”
I throughly enjoyed that walk. Thank you.
Thank you! 🙂
You’ve captured some beautiful images Rebecca as Spring draws to a close. The hummingbirds remain in your mind, but they are so delightful to watch. I wish we had more around here. My neighbor had multiple hummer feeders so they were always around and I enjoyed watching them.
Thank you, Linda! There was something special about coming upon them unexpectedly out in nature and watching their busy activity as they flitted about the levee.
you tell stories with your pictures Rebecca.You sum up your days outing very well!
Thanks, Wayne! I was disappointed not to get the one photo that I really wanted, but just haven’t mastered fast moving objects yet. 🙂
trying to “pan” is hard! You can do one of three things.Too fast,just right or too slow.
Think of it like a bicycle wheel.Your at the hub or centre & your subject is at the rim.There is an invisible spoke joining you both so you move in unison.
Use centre focus only & try to always keep the focus point dead centre. Go down to the waters edge where Gulls are.Try to track them.It’ll give you good practice.Panning is a art form that nobody knows about or ever teaches.
Thanks for sharing this. I haven’t heard of it before. Sounds like it would take quite a lot of practice to perfect. I’ll have to give it a try.
be patient….I haven’t mastered it yet myself.It’s really a hit miss proposition!
the eye that sees…