Weekly Prompts Photo Challenge: Big and Small

This is my contribution to the Weekly Prompts Photo Challenge: Big and Small.

I decided to go with two photos, one of a big subject and one of a small subject.

I thought about some of the bird species that have headed south for the winter and that we won’t be seeing again until next spring. Two of those species are Sandhill Cranes and Ruby-throated Hummingbirds. You can’t get a much bigger difference in size.

Two Sandhill Cranes feeding in a local hay field. Taken on my way home after going down to Colpoy’s Bay for the sunrise.

Weekly Prompts Photo Challenge: Big and Small

 

An hour or so later on the same day I was set up in the yard photographing the Ruby-throated Hummingbirds that arrive for the summer. As this bird lacks the patch of iridescent ruby red feathers on the throat it’s either a female or an immature bird.

Weekly Prompts Photo Challenge: Big and Small

6 thoughts on “Weekly Prompts Photo Challenge: Big and Small”

      1. I updated the post to explain it’s either a female or an immature bird. I suspect that it’s an immature bird as adults start to look scruffy by late summer when the photos were taken.

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    1. Thanks. The early morning backlighting on the Sandhill Cranes is why I picked a shot from that group. The fact that I had Hummingbird photos from the same day was a bonus.

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