Friday, October 15, 2010

Camera Critters

When I went to San Diego back in September I was delighted to get the opportunity to photograph hummingbirds. This was the first time I had photographed them. They were amazing little birds and I was amazed how fast their wings moved, a veritable blur of motion. In the top photo I was walking through the children's garden and I sat down in a shady spot. Next thing I knew I saw a little bird flittering from flower to flower and that is a lifer for me, my first sighting ever of a hummingbird. You can just make out that little bird off center in the right hand part of the photo. My reflexes are getting better. I had camera in hand faster than a flea can jump.



Can you see his tongue sticking out?
This little one sat on a branch only a few feet from me. He let me gingerly edge my way to where I could have almost reached out and touched him.


Camera Critters is a wonderful meme created by Misty Dawn. Thank you Misty!

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24 comments:

Kay said...

Great captures of the hummers. The one with his little tongue out is fantastic.

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Hi Denise, Those are fabulous pictures of the little hummingbird..... You captured them well.. I love hummers --and ours are all gone til Spring... Sigh!

Hugs,
Betsy

Cloudia said...

What fabulous captures!

Warm Aloha from Waikiki

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Indrani said...

You got such wonderful captures of the humming bird, I wish I had got one. :)

Captain Shagrat said...

Amazing plummage around their faces

Yogi♪♪♪ said...

Great photos. Hummingbirds are hard to photograph.

Strawberry Jam Anne said...

I can just imagine how thrilled you felt Denise and thank you so much for sharing your pictures of this beautiful little bird. I was fortunate enough to see a hummingbird "in the wild" when we visited friends in San Juan Capistrano in 2001. I didn't get a photo though. A x

We love Luna said...

Sweet Denise,
This post is so delicate and beautiful!It reminds me a nice friend from Brazil, a lovely hummingbird that used to visit me in my balcony there!I miss him so much!
Adorable collage and wonderful compositions!
hugs and a nice Sunday
Luna

cat said...

They are so precious! Fantastic shots of the little cuties :)

RH (aka Lucy) said...

Your hummingbird photos are the greatest. I can never capture them. Too fast and not a good enough camera. They come into my front courtyard every morning looking for food. Cuties!

Nikki-ann said...

Wonderful shots :) We don't get hummingbirds around here.

Roy said...

Great images Denise of a beautiful little bird.

Heather T. said...

Wonderful, wonderful captures!!!

LadyFi said...

Oh, such a delightful creature! Lovely shots.

Just Me said...

What lovely photos! Great pictures of hard to capture hummers.

Melody ~ Blondie's Abode

Mike B. said...

Outstanding photos. Isn't it amazing that when the sun does not shine directly on their feathers that they have no color?

Cecilia Artista said...

Lovely shots of the nice little hummingbird!

gigihawaii said...

I have never seen a hummingbird in real life, so I truly enjoyed looking at your pics.

These birds don't seem to have a mouth. Odd. So, they slurp or suck liquids from flowers, but don't munch on bugs?

Poetic Shutterbug said...

How beautiful they are. It is so difficult to capture these little beauties. Fantastic shots.

mommanator said...

WOW how did you manage to get the photos of the hummingbird! great photography!

EG Wow said...

Great shots of the hummingbirds, Denise. I find them so elusive!

eileeninmd said...

Wonderful captures of the hummer, Denise! The west coast has different hummingbirds then the Ruby Throated we see here on the east coast.

Jessica said...

You did a wonderful job catching the hummers in action. Love the little tongue sticking out. :)

Margaret Cloud said...

Hummingbirds are the most fascinating of all birds. We had three this summer. Many years ago, when I was putting jelly out for them, one flew right up to the dish and I froze, he was so cute and his wings must of been going a hundred miles an hour (so it seemed).