Sunday, July 11, 2010


We went over to have dinner with some friends from church who live somewhere that makes our place look Big City, Bright Lights.  They had hummingbird feeders--and gobs of hummingbirds.  My wife was enchanted--and they are pretty amazing creatures.  So we bought some hummingbird feeders--and in a day or two, we have Hummingbird Wars, as two or three of them will challenge each other for the right to feed.

Here's one picture that turned out rather well (reduced a bit for downloading).

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This was with my Pentax K10D, 1/750th second, f/9.5, ISO 800 speed.You can see her wings, which are ordinarily invisible in flight because of how fast they are fluttering, actually stopped--and you can see her cute little feet.


  1. Hummingbirds are fun to watch. We have some that fly right pass us on our porch -- they sound like giant mosquitoes.

    You may like these videos I took at one of our feeders.

    Regards -

  2. We have them out here. I almost got speared in the forehead by one of those little manic darts.