Not everything people say about hummingbirds is true.
Over the years I've been told all kinds of crazy things about hummingbirds. Since I began feeding and photographing them, I've fielded a number of interesting questions and encountered a wealth of misinformation.
The need to ensure that I wasn't doing anything harmful led me down a path of extensive research and I can now say that I am fairly well educated on the topic. That being said, I would like to take this opportunity to address some common misconceptions about hummingbirds.
A Small Town With A Short Life
In 1908 three men from Cedarvale, Kansas laid out a small farming community in New Mexico. Seeing no reason to come up with a new name, they stuck with what they knew and called the new settlement Cedarvale.
A Backyard Sanctuary
With the incessant drone of bad news thumping like drunk ranchero music in the middle of the night, it is becoming increasingly necessary to turn down the volume on the world at large.
I spend a lot of time outside where the wild things are. There's a whole other world just beyond the door.
The Hub City
The city of Belen, New Mexico is a curious place. I grew up alongside Belen in the neighboring town of Los Lunas. My family moved to Los Lunas in 1982 and at that time Belen was a significantly larger town. They had big paved roads with sidewalks and traffic lights and even some department stores. In those days, Los Lunas had a whole lot of not much.
Abandoned Sears and Roebuck Mail Order Kit Home
The abandoned Sears and Roebuck kit house in Estancia is a must see location for any ghost-town-crawling photographer in New Mexico. It had been on my bucket list for a long time.
I am DeAnna Vincent, fine art and portrait photographer in Los Lunas, New Mexico. These are the photos from my everyday adventures.