Tuesday, May 26, 2009

She's a Meany....


A couple of weeks ago I noticed a hummingbird by my red tulips so I decided to put out a feeder to see if it would come to it. Within a couple of days I had a male and a female visiting. I took this photo over the weekend and it's the first time in my life I've ever tried to photograph a hummingbird. This female will come and feed then go land in a tree to keep watch. As soon as the male shows up she chases him off. I'm going to experiment with high speed flash to see if I can get some shots of the wings frozen in place, although I do like the wings being blurred in this picture.

13 comments:

Arija said...

Lovely shot John. I also look forward to your shots frozen in time.

hip chick said...

that is a great photo. We have a hummingbird that shows up around five every evening. I haven't seen her this year but we don't have our red flowers out yet. You have inspired me to get some soon.

Eve said...

Wow this shot is really wonderful! Keep the feeder up and you will have a great summer. They are quite the aggressive bunch and will just delight you with their antics. There's always room for more than one feeder and if you wear a red hat you might get really close up and personal!! Ha Ha!

Cathy B. said...

Wonderful picture! I too like the wings being blurred. (And sorry: I can read, but write engligh just a little...)

2sweetnsaxy said...

Wonderful shot! Sounds like the hummingbirds at my feeder. I can't tell the difference between the male and female. I was thinking it was the male in my case. It was one of those ruby chested ones but it was a meany too.

Mary said...

The wings look lovely in this! They are both fun and frustrating to photograph. I love when they sit in the tree and watch or groom.

JPT said...

A truly stunning shot I must say.

Nick S said...

Turned out great John. I love the background.
Sorry I haven't been commenting much lately, It's been hectic over here !

Steve B said...

Oh, hummingbirds are fearless!

sweet_thang04103 said...

Very awesome Hummingbird pic-- I cant wait to see the next ones.....

Bonnie Bonsai said...

I love this picture even if the wings are swirled... Nice photo.

SweetAnnee said...

Oh My Gosh John..here it's the opposite..MR Ruby chases MRS Ruby
and anyone else away from the feeder
then perches on his branch to guard it..
Love that your girl is bold!!!
smiles, Deena

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