Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Hummer Heaven

Yesterday while doing chores around the house I noticed a Ruby-throated Hummingbird feeding at a Day Lilly.  The sighting reminded me that I did not have any good hummingbird photos in my archives that really pleased me.  Since I had the majority of the afternoon free I decided to attempt to remedy my image deficit.

Good Hummingbird images taken at a well placed feeder are certainly nothing to be sneezed at but with my goal of capturing wildlife in a natural setting I had no choice but to attempt to capture the hummers feeding on flowers.

The following images are a few of the better shots from the afternoon's photo shoot.  






Note the hummers clear tongue extended into the flower

In a later post I will give the details on the setup that produced these outstanding results but for now enjoy the tiny but magnificent acrobat of the sky, the Ruby-throated  Hummingbird.

11 comments:

Bruce Clark said...

Wonderful hummingbird shots, just wonderful!

PaWingers said...

Looks like you've joined in the fun of capturing images of Hummingbirds. You got some real nice shots. What lens were you using? Were you holding the camera or on a tripod? I've also found that the females are easier to get pictures of than the males. I like the composition with the flowers. These little critters have been the main subject of my Blog the last couple weekends. Actually as I look out the patio door right now I see two of them at one of the feeders.

Chad Oneil Myers said...

Very nice, Dad!

I really like the background in that first one in combination with that flower. The others are still as impressive with how you stopped such fast motion.

Paul in Powell River said...

WOW!!

Lois Evensen said...

All the images are great, but that last one is just fantastic!

Elaine said...

Exquisite shots! Not quite as good as seeing them in real life, but since I'd have to travel a fair ways to do that your photos are the next best thing.

Montanagirl said...

Superb shots! Wonderful lighting.

HANNIBAL said...

Excellent shots! Loved the first POV!

Melinda said...

What a way to spend the afternoon!!

eileeninmd said...

Gorgeous photos of the hummingbirds.

Meggie said...

Fab-u-lous Photos, Coy! Totally amazing!!