Local photographer captures an unexpected moment with a hummingbird.
Since retiring in 2018, hobbyist photographer Judy Fulk has enjoyed capturing photos of birds, particularly the ruby-throated hummingbird. “Hummingbirds are fast and a bit skittish,” Fulk says. “In order to capture [photos of] them at our home, I plant flowers that attract them and sit in my camp chair reading, waiting for them to appear. My camera is close at hand, so I can take advantage of the moment.”
In her photo, Surprise!, Fulk says the hummingbird was feeding, and when it pulled away from the flower, one of the petals fell off and stuck to its beak. “I’m not sure who was more surprised!” she says.
Photographer: Judy Fulk
Equipment: Olympus OM-D E-M1 Mark III with a 40-150mm lens and a 2x teleconverter