Ok.. I'll share the secret of the hummingbird image below. It is my photo, it is a real bird and nest.. but.. it's dead. Perhaps I can phrase that nicer. lol! It is from an antique collection of birds and nests on display at a science museum not too far from where we live. I have a weak spot for science, especially antique images, charts, text, prints, and insects. Hence my blog, The Vintage Moth and some of my more macabre images of dead flies, etc... the case that the hummingbird was in was table height with a glass top so I was able to get right over the bird, a moment of shifting back forth until there was no glass glare in the shot and voila! It looks like I was suspended in a tree somehow. I love this image and am very proud of it, even if the 'subject' was still life. We do have hummingbirds around our home but good grief, I could never in a million years get an image like that. I've tried to get a shot of them at the feeders and just can't do it. I also used photoshop and Photoscape to sharpen, blur, etc..
For those of you who asked, I have a Nikon D40 and love it, but am already finding it quite limited. I am hoping to get another lens and perhaps upgrade to the D90 someday. Aaah.. it's nice to have dreams..
You never know where am image is going to come from, or what subject will strike your fancy. But go with it! Even if it is dead... hehehehe...
The image above is another science display from the same place. It was very tall and outside.. you twirl the large post from handles at the bottom and the centrifugal force pulls the balls outwards as it spins.
I loved the red and blue and the rust.