Back to the disappointment of not having bird shots, the reason is the lack of good camera lens. But when they get nearer, my 150mm can sometimes get them too. And of course, they have to be alighted on something, or else i cannot do justice to them when in flight.
I remember when my nephew was 6 years old i taught him to memorize the scientific names of porter weed and Crossandra. I don't know its common name so i always call it crossandra. By the way, porter weeds scientific name is Stachetarpheta jamaicensis. Can you visualize my nephew's mother's big eyes when her son showed her crossandra and porterweed flowers by their scientific names!