Tuesday, August 23, 2011

WBW-40 Humming along...

No new birds to report so Ill share some of the recent hummer shots I managed to get...They are very busy getting fattened up for the long journey in about 45 or so days...we have many young ones feeding along with the adults....

I like this shot cause this bird was on sentry duty guarding one of the feeders and she is exercising that long tongue!!!



Here she is again check out the tiny dainty lady feet!  These feet are no good for walking...only for perching!



This is a defensive maneuver...



One of the young...I think a female--but the ruby throat develops slowly...



MY SHUTTER speed was not fast enough to stop the action on the wings but you can see the blur created by this female with her beautiful speckled throat...



This male is showing off his throat-and fanning the tail in warning..Not the best photo --he is so FAST! HE flashed me and then ZOOMED away--



Time to enjoy lots of great birds shared by bird lovers the world over..at World Bird Wednesdays and the Pine River Review..ENJOY
and in the words of Doug Gardner..its not just the photography its the outdoor experience!

Enjoy and Participate!

PEACE

 here's a bonus do you see what I see?  I didnt see it till I pulled it up on my computer screen!



32 comments:

  1. Love the little hummers! I have only been able to get one shot of the male ... he doesn't hang around much!

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  2. Great photos of beautiful birds.

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  3. Katydid. For "Not the best photo" these are some of the best hummer photos I've seen in quite awhile. Very nice. I could only hope...

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  4. How amazing that you have them in your garden. They are so beautiful and so are your photos to!

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  5. Hi there - Sinbad ...... said it for me - If these are only "not bad" I'll trade a few!!

    Well done!

    Stewart M - Australia

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  6. Amazing captures of these little jewels Sondra.

    The last picture......some sort of grasshopper?
    I can see something there lol

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  7. Great close ups!! Boom & Gary of the Vermilon River, Canada.

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  8. Are you kidding me Sondra? These are beautiful shots! The detail is absolutely exquisite. Heaven only knows what kind of pictures you would get with a camera capable of super high shutter speeds.
    Yep, I see the bug! What a cool treasure chest photo.
    Thank you for your wonderfully insightful comments on my carrying ons week after week. I appreciate your clarity of thought and wisdom.
    Cheers to you Ma'am!

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  9. Beautiful images of birds I can only dream about.
    I love the last image Sondra... he/she is very well camoflaged.

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  10. Excellent!!!
    Great photos!
    Tanks for sharing,

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  11. These are beautiful shots of the Hummers and I know they're not easy to get! I've deleted so many bad ones. Is that a katydid I spy? Lovely photo!

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  12. Sondra, You truly got some outstanding Hummer shots. I really likes the 1st one with the tongue action and the last one with those adorable tiny feet.
    I spy a Katydid!:)

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  13. I actually love your shots with the blurred wings. They make the bird appear suspended in space without support.
    It is always great to find a surprise. I often do so due to my fading eyesight.

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  14. Ooh I love surprises in photos! Is it a grasshopper? I once found a family of raccoons in a photo of two bald eagles. Your hummers are awesome... I had no idea that's what their tongues look like!! All the shots are so great, I'm actually glad you didn't have anything else to share!

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  15. HI Sondra...The little bugger's have been having great battles out here and are comical to watch.

    Love the shots you got.
    There colors are just wonderful..soon they will be gone : {

    Is that a Praying Mantis?
    Whatever it is it is pretty cool : }
    Grace

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  16. As always, amazing pictures. Hummingbirds are facinating to me. They're such tiny birds, but fierce.

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  17. I am so totally NOT envious of your hummingbirds.....
    .....me is a bad liar.....
    :-D
    Love shot nr. 2 - so totally wow!
    And yes, saw the critter in the bonus pic, but only after looking for a while :)

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  18. Love Hummingbirds and you have captured these superbly. Nice one.

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  19. I see it...a katydid!! I love when I find something in a shot that I didn't see with my eyes! Stunning captures of the hummers!

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  20. I love these and I love your pictures. Except I'm jealous.

    We see a few hummers around here, but neither my camera nor my skills are good enough to catch them. I keep telling myself that before digital cameras I would just have been thrilled to SEE these birds and even more thrilled if I could ID them. Now I try not to be disappointed that I can't get a picture.

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  21. Very nice - one of my very favorite subjects!

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  22. These are AWEsome shots, Sondra! I just love the hummers, I will miss them when they head south.

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  23. Thanks for stopping by my backyard birds... your hummers are wonderful... I saw one (hard to know if male or female from the rear view I had) for the first time this summer just the other day. I don't feed them other than planting red flowers so maybe next year I'll try a feeder for the pretty little creatures. I love how you captured the whirring wings!

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  24. These are amazing. You captured so many different "moves" these glorious little birds make on a daily basis. Well done! :)

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  25. Gorgeous shots of the hummers Sondra!

    I love that first one with the tongue sticking out. And the close up on the perch has incredible detail.

    I forget what shutter speed is needed to stop the wings but it is very high. You really need a flash set-up to accomplish that feat.

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  26. I absolutely love your hummingbird shots - especially the female with her wings really blurred! and it took me forever to see that bug!

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  27. Such beautiful shots and little birds. Photo #5 is outstanding, it's my favourite! Also like the 'green on green' at the bottom, it's a lovely image.

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  28. so many great shots of the hummers. A beautiful spieces and hard to catch. :)

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  29. Love those little feet...and you got them in a couple of shots :)

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  30. Outstanding hummingbird shots!

    I see the little katydid in the last shot...we have them crawling all over the outside of our house right now. I hadn't noticed too many of them until the past few days. It seems there are so many more this year.

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  31. You take the most wonderful photos. Those little feet are just too, too cute.

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