A photo of the day without even leaving the house! The community here has a lovely garden which attracts loud frogs at night, and a range of birds during the day. I spent about an hour mid-afternoon waiting for the hummingbird to move round to a suitable bit of blossom with a uncluttered background. I kept the shutter speed up above 1/1000 sec, paying for it with a higher ISO and a bit of grain, but the wings are still a blur!
I also got a picture of a butterfly on the same tree. It was a tough decision between the two pics - but I've now got round to setting up the 'Pic of the Day - Runners Up' folder on Picasa
So: did I choose the right one? Either is fine for celebrating the Birthday of Charles Darwin today!