Tuesday, August 21, 2012

So Immature

I had good intentions. Really, I did. The other day I took photos of cardinals, blue jays, and sparrows at my feeders and noticed their heads were bowed in almost every photo. Okay, so maybe the rain pelting down on their heads had something to do with it. Anyway, I had this whole post in my head of the cardinal leading them all in prayer. Then today happened. This little male juvenile ruby-throated hummer appeared. He has not even had his first winter yet. Junior was brave enough to take a big drink from the newly placed feeder on my palm tree. Thank goodness for high speed continuous mode because after 4 shots he was outta there. I was very pleased to get 2 good photos of him by the palm tree.



Resting on the crepe myrtle branch

Not the best shot, but the little red patches on his gorget allowed me to see that he is a juvenile male

Getting sleepy, listening to the phantom hummers playing on my iphone



35 comments:

Deanna said...

You are a genius at capturing those pretty, pretty hummers. Keep it up girl!!

TexWisGirl said...

these are so GREAT! the 3rd one is SO tempting to draw from! those subtle color changes are just wonderful!!!

bailey-road.com said...

Lovely shots!

hootnonny said...

Congrats Gail! You finally got one. But I'm waiting for the prayer meeting.

Deb Crecelius said...

I've never seen close-ups of hummingbirds as well as you photograph them.
Fascinating.
So glad you are sticking with this.
Interesting to me.

Kittie Howard said...

Girl, these are amazing shots! And, er, I think I'm in love with the little guy. He's sooo cute.

Amy Burzese said...

You do a great job with hummingbirds! These are great and I'm so glad you are doing these!

Pieces of Sunshine said...

Stunning photos Gail, no wonder you posted these - a little like me and my flowers, never ceasing to amaze me with their beauty and change.

Rosemary Aubut said...

You are amazing Gail these belong in a magazine or some other publication! Great shots!

Danielle said...

I agree with Deanna...you are such a genius at close up/motion shots. These are incredible....you inspire me ;)

Mary said...

You can show me a humming bird every day...they are so cute, fast and I do not see them often. xoxox

mick said...

Great photos of such a beautiful little bird.

Brian King said...

Gorgeous photos! Love the shot of him perched! It seems everyone but me is having lots of activity. The hummers here visit one at a time and rather infrequently.

Arti said...

Loving this series on Hummers!! And your photography is getting better and better too I feel!
Have a wonderful week :)

Linda said...

What can I say that others haven't already said? I think these are amazing. Impossible to pick a favorite.

Barbara said...

You have to grab them when they're there! Beautiful captures!

Kathy said...

Sweet!

Gary said...

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

Lisa @ Two Bears Farm said...

Gorgeous - I love the color on the tips of his wings.

Tammy@Simple Southern Happiness said...

WOW, that lens of yours and your keen eye and steady hand are sure capturing some outstanding shots to tickle your eyes. I am lovin' it! Look at that sweet baby!!

Mary Howell Cromer said...

These are all stunning captures! I wish I could get bee guards to fit my feeder~

Nancy Claeys said...

Just when I think your hummer photos can't get any better....

Starla said...

OH!! Amazing photos!!

beth said...

these photos simply blow me away !!!

rainfield61 said...

those red patches are unique and beautiful.

Larry said...

Wow! Awesome shots Gail! I agree with Theresa, that third photo is super!

LindyLouMac in Italy said...

I am so impressed with your bird photography.

Lisa Gordon said...

Gail, these are amazing photographs.
I love the motion you captured in the wings, and do you know, I have never seen a hummingbird at rest before this?
Really wonderful work with these!
xo.

Justine said...

I love that tiny bit of red on the neck, you are so clever to capture it all so beautifully

Tricia Hays said...

You're crackin me up, Gail, w/ phantom iphone tunes gently lulling him to drift off! too cute, too cute!

Hilary said...
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Hilary said...

Oops.. let's try that again.

These are perfectly beautiful images, Gail. Wonderful shots.

the wild magnolia said...

natures wonder......great photography

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

I love these captures -- and esp. the one with the red throat spot...wow!!!

Michelle said...

Nice!