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The hummer activity is ramping up a bit lately. So there's one place that they will stop and perch so they can watch the feeders and keep others away and it was just an ugly metal plant stand. I cut some branches off our flowering trees and stuck them in there and now they have a pretty place to perch.


makes for nicer photos :-))

No sun = very little shine.

In the sun he is blazing orange.


Happy Day....week.....Life all you wonderful creative and supportive friends....Your the best! Hugs ...... Group Hug ya'll!

Yes! Another Hummingbird in the garden! This is the Mama to the babies in the nest who fledged a couple of days ago. I dont know the name of the flower but I think it is a Costas Female Hummingbird. The Costas Male lives in our front yard and only ventures to the back for the feeders.

My first Explored, Way cool!

Foto competition Silver

Los Angeles County Arboretum:


Anna's Hummingbird

So hard to catch these little guys, it was near the end of the day and the light was fading, so had to do a LOT of sliding on this one! HSS!

Los Angeles County Arboretum:


Allen's Hummingbird, Female


All images and textures are my own.



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Thank you for your visit have a lovely day/night....!

Yesterday was my first attempt at photographing hummingbirds. I have a lot of admiration for photographers that get those great images, like my friend Sue Gary (SusanGary*GloriousNature*) who takes phenomenal shots. These little birds are so, so fast! I don't know what kind of hummer this is. Maybe someone can ID it for me. I live in the western mountains of North Carolina.


When I first starting to photograph this little guy, he'd fly away as soon as he heard my camera "click". But as the minutes passed, he got braver and braver. Finally he flew between the feeder and me... within 18 inches of my face and hovered there. We looked at each other eye to eye. I should have been snapping pictures, but instead I stood there in awe. What a thrilling moment for me!


I can't wait to get back out on my front porch again this morning and get more shots. I might increase the speed on my camera so I won't get as much wing blur... but I kind of like it in this shot with the backlighting. He looks like an angel.

Female hummer in the pink bee balm. I like the long tracer lines behind her. The male almost never comes around.......strange.

This is my third try at one of these little things. This one I actually like.


Later note. When I was working at the computer today I looked out the window and saw one working the cedar tree outside. I will try and get a shot there to add.

What can I say? There's just something about hummingbirds. I made a little hummingbird movie of a hummer I call Twitchy...check it out if you have a couple of minutes to spare. It isn't perfect, but I'm just figuring things out on the new camera. Enjoy your weekend!


Lots more hummingbird photos here.

This is a montage made up from seven different photos taken on motordrive with my Cannon EOS D60. I then put them into Photoshop CS 6, cut out six pictures of the same bird and added it to the other (home base) photo.

Seen several times today at today's Flickr meetup at the Gilbert Riparian Preserve. It was great to meet all of you! If we occasionally wandered away from the group, well, you saw my partner in crime. Suffice it to say I'm pretty sure we were the only group members who wrapped up the photo stroll with a dig in the sand.

No invites, please.


I almost caught the hummingbird moth in this frame.

A spring image from the Mendocino Coast Botanical Gardens. Taking this image was a stretch for me as I took this with my left eye when I temporarily lost the vision in my right eye due to iritis. It was a challenge training my left eye while using the manual focus setting on my camera. It's good to be challenged and stretch our wings sometimes (:

This little broad-billed hummer was at the butterfly exhibit at The Living Desert in Palm Desert. The fractalized treatment actually represents for me the last of my June exercise to swap out my computer and install all my Adobe plug-ins. If I never mentioned it - bringing back Lightroom and Photoshop CC to the new computer was a piece of cake with my Adobe subscription. Finding all my plug-ins and reinstalling them was a little more challenging, although the migration to the new box was planned on my part and I did a lot of up-front preparation and documenting.

My favourite shot. The number 203 is the amount of shots I took before I got this one.

Not the best focus, but with hummingbirds, I'm just happy if you can see their wings! I loved all the colors in this shot.

taken just a little while ago


he was moving so fast, his wing and tail are blurred

I love watching hummingbirds, hope you do, too! Have a great day and thank you for stopping by.

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