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.
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.