A Photo for Friday

Hummingbird in B&W

“Hummingbird in B&W”

July 30, 2020

near Blue Ridge, GA

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Steven L. Taylor
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Steven L. Taylor is a Professor of Political Science and a College of Arts and Sciences Dean. His main areas of expertise include parties, elections, and the institutional design of democracies. His most recent book is the co-authored A Different Democracy: American Government in a 31-Country Perspective. He earned his Ph.D. from the University of Texas and his BA from the University of California, Irvine. He has been blogging since 2003 (originally at the now defunct Poliblog). Follow Steven on Twitter


  1. CSK says:

    I like the chiaroscuro effect, but may I ask why you chose black and white?

  2. Kathy says:

    That’s some really high shutter speed.

  3. @CSK: Thanks and I think the fact that the head and eyes were already somewhat obscured I tried B&W (which I just like in general).

    @Kathy: 1/3200. This camera is also really good at higher ISO, in this case, 6400 which helped with the light.

  4. JohnMcC says:

    Very nice; particularly like the framing of the bird in the brighter oval behind it.