Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Ho-hummer

Ho-hum, another set of hummingbird shots. It's the only exciting thing happening in my yard right now. We still have our devoted family of three: Pierre, Sr., Pierre, Jr., and Mrs. Pierre. Apparently, they have managed to keep our yard a closely guarded secret from the rest of the hummingbird population, as others not too far away have larger numbers. I guess it's the quality and not the quantity, right? I was so happy to get closer to them this time. They are becoming more comfortable with me and my camera's annoying clicks. When will DSLR makers invent a mute button for the shutter? Wildlife photographers are waiting...








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47 comments:

rainfield61 said...

I have not taken such a good picture like yours before.

The bird looks very beautiful.

TexWisGirl said...

gorgeous shots, gail! absolutely stellar!

Tammy@Simple Southern Happiness said...

Bite your tongue gal, Hummers are never Ho-Hum... and especially the wayt you capture them. I could never grow tired of your hummer pictuers for its the only time I get to see them in all their glory. Mine here, are just too quick and I cant seem to fake them out just standing there looking like a tree. SO keep posting your sweet family.

You capture such detail.

Carletta said...

EXCELLENT shots!

septembermom said...

The clarity and beauty of these pictures are wonderful! Thanks Gail :)

Phil said...

Wow those hummers shots just get better and better, closer and closer.

Nette Cecilia said...

Amazing ,Nette

Terri Buster said...

Very nice shots!

Rosie Grey said...

Your photos are truly amazing, Gail! Just gorgeous! And I must tell you I can't get enough of them! :-)

mitlearmoments said...

WOW!!! These are amazing images...You must have an awesome zoom lens...I've been waiting on the Humming birds out here, but I've only seen one...so far...lovely post sweets....xoxo

bailey-road.com said...

Beautiful shots!

mick said...

Even three of those little birds in my yard would be so very special - unfortunately we don't have any of them in my country! Great photos.

hootnonny said...

Pierre Perfection!

Kerry said...

Amazing clarity. These are just gorgeous. Will the hummingbirds stay with you through the winter?

Deanna said...

Your images of your hummers just keep getting more stunning. Takes my breath away.

Evelyn S. said...

These are soooooo good, Gail! You've captured such fabulous detail. (Curious about the lack of background....was it featureless or did you erase it?)

She Who Carries Camera said...

My oh My, oh My! The images are almost surreal with all that detail...amazing!! Bravo, Gail!

Barb said...

Incredible shots! I love that last one - I'd take it and remove the feeder and then frame it!

Kathy said...

I think these are your best yet, Gail!

Brian King said...

These are absolutely stunning! They blow any hummer shots I've seen completely out of the water! Fantastic job, Gail! Truly beautiful!

Danielle said...

Seriously, you need to submit these to Birds and Blooms online...they are just exquisite and beyond!!


Elise Ann Wormuth said...

Ho-hum? Seriously? Those are wonderful pictures. The detail is fantastic.

Rosemary Aubut said...

Perfect family! Beautiful shots Gail! never get bored of viewing them!

Rosemary Aubut said...

Perfect family! Beautiful shots Gail! never get bored of viewing them!

Linda R said...

Just another hummingbird. Are you kidding me! I love these shots. Keep them coming my friend.

Hugs~

Linda said...

I'm running out of adjectives. Every one of these would do any photographer proud. They're just stunning.

Dave said...

Nice pictures of the hummers. You are lucky to get so close - Dave

Pieces of Sunshine said...

Wow, there is nothing ho-hum about your photos. Each one os magnificent Gail!

Stewart M said...

I've seen a lot of hummer pictures this winter, but these are really great! I do think I'm going to have to see them for real soon!

Many DSLR do have a "silent" mode - maybe yours already has a mute button!

Thanks for linking to WBW

Stewart M - Australia

ladyfi said...

Totally amazing! Love your hummer shots.

Starla said...

Incredible!

missing moments said...

Stunning! Absolutely beautiful captures!

Dianne said...

these shots are amazing!!
beautiful close-ups

Butterbean Row said...

I think I have Hummingbird envy. Do I need to go to confession? LOL
Great shots!

charlotte

Ruth said...

Wow, I will never tire of your hummingbirds! These shots are awesome, so well composed and crisp! Such beautiful birds :)

Laura Delegal - Leroy Photography said...

THESE ARE EXCELLENT! Love the pet names too. You have such great lighting and the details really show.

Tricia Hays said...

maybe, just maybe, those 3 are the king hummingbird family & they choose where they live & no others dare come close? heheheee
had to throw that in...

absolutely excellent shots, Gail, seriously! they're all so crisp! =)

Barbara Shallue said...

Never get tired of Pierre!

Monica said...

Wow! Fantastic photos of the humming bird!So detailed!Very well done!
:)

Lisa Gordon said...

You are amazing!
That first shot is unbelievably gorgeous.

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

Lovin' that Pierre and his family -- and their photographer!

Deb Crecelius said...

Ho hum?
Assume that MUST be a joke :)
Extraordinary photography!

Spare Parts and Pics said...

I think you've perfected your technique... great location, lighting, lens, etc. Some of the best hummer photos I've ever seen, and hope to see more!

Kerri said...

Fantastic!

Hilary said...

These are incredible shots.. nothing ho-hum(mer) about them. Just beautiful.

Miss Kodee said...

Wow such perfect photos! I am also intrigued how some appear with no background. Well done!

Michelle said...

Nothing ho hum about these, keep 'em coming...they're fabulous!