Monday, August 19, 2013

Beautiful Little Hummers...

 I recently spent some time shooting hummingbirds.  These are the Ruby Throated hummingbirds that are common around our cottage.  Their pretty green feathers just sparkle in the sun.  Whether perched or flying, I just get so much enjoyment out of these little beauties.  The make me laugh when they buzz around my head on their way to the feeders.


They're a busy, ever moving target, so I was thrilled to catch two in the same shot in these next couple of photos!

Both of these shots show a couple of females.  They don't have the ruby throat that the name suggests.















 Even the shadow is pretty cool!













This shot really shows off that beautiful ruby throat of the male.














And finally, three of my favourite shots of this pretty little female in flight, the last with Kim Klassen's new texture, "Culligan Scripted":



































40 comments:

  1. These images are beautiful . I miss these birds terribly now l am back in the UK. So thank IOU for brightening up my day.:) Lynda

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    1. Thanks Lynda. I didn't realize they weren't over in the UK. I'm glad I was able to give you a smile!

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  2. Very cool. I have a hard time following them with my eyes, let alone my camera.

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    1. Thanks Kris. True enough, they are hard to 'catch'!

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  3. Beautiful photos of beautiful birds. I still remember my first morning on vacation in Los Angeles & seeing a hummingbird right outside the window. Such a thrill.

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    1. Thanks. They certainly are beautiful little things!

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  4. Good series!! Boom & Gary of the Vermilon River, Canada.

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  5. I do love your hummers and what wonderful captures for the day!! Thanks, Linda, for sharing the beauty!! Have a great week!

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    1. Thank you Sylvia. I hope you have a great week too.

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  6. These shots are fantastic considering how difficult it must be to find a stationery bird.

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    1. Thanks. That's so true. They seem to be moving most of the time, and when they finally do perch it's only for a very fleeting moment.

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  7. Ha! We have them in our yard too...but I've never been able to shoot them. Wonderful images.

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  8. Divine photography ~ beautiful! ~ thanks, carol, xo

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  9. Beautiful photos of such a quick bird. And I love the shadow shot.

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  10. Wonderful photos! You've done a great job capturing the beauty of those hummingbirds.

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  11. Linda, I love your hummer shots and the shadow shot is cool. Great photos, have a happy week!

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    1. Thanks Eileen! I thought that shadow was pretty fun!

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  12. Superb shots of very pretty birds.

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  13. These are wonderful shots - and despite it not having the bird in it, I really like the shadow shot!

    Feel free to link up to Wild BIrd Wednesday on my blog in about five hours!

    Cheers - Stewart M - Melbourne.

    PS: the literary reference is to "The World According to Garp"

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    1. Thanks Stewart. And yes, The World According to Garp makes perfect sense. I read that when I was in my early university days and didn't even think of it.

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  14. hahaha...I just posted a comment about your hummingbird photos underneath your kingfisher photo's. lol

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    1. LOL No matter where you post your comments, they are appreciated. Thanks Leah.

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  15. Absolutely beautiful. I've been trying to capture a couple hummingbirds that frequent my hanging basket of flowers, but they seem to know I'm there!

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    1. Thanks and good luck Tammy. They can be very shy and elusive.

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  16. oh these are awesome captures!! i just adore hummingbirds...they are such amazing little creatures. haven't seen any this year so i'm happy to get to see them here.

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    1. Thanks Kelly. I'm so glad you've enjoyed this post.

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  17. I could very easily spend an entire day trying to shoot the most perfect hummer photo!!

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    1. Thanks Kelly. They can be tricky to capture.

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    1. Thanks Earl. They're fun little birds to watch.

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