Friday, September 12, 2008

Soaking in the Rain

I came home after work yesterday to a gentle rain. As I walked past the kitchen window and peered out to the hummer feeder, as I always do, I caught this guy taking a bath in the rain. I grabbed my camera, made a makeshift tripod out of the sink, with a 12 pack of Diet Coke and an inverted pie pan, opened the window and shot away...



He seemed to really enjoy himself, as he closed his eyes and soaked it all in...







He made sure he washed his delicates...







And under his arms...






He really seemed to be enjoying himself...






He guarded the feeder constantly, even though he was soaked...






It looks as if he is trying to catch raindrops...






Shooting the other feeder made for a nice bokeh in the nice drizzle...

6 comments:

Bird Girl said...

Wonders never cease to amaze me!!! These pictures are so precious! And perfectly composed - you did a good job with your make-shift tripod! A young hummer catching raindrops on his super long tongue!!! How cute is that? And yes the bokeh is wonderful in these shots!
That first shot - unbelievable!!!!!

Bird Girl said...

Hey - if you get a chance check out another amazing hummer happeneing at Marsha's Garden blog here:
http://marsha-garden.blogspot.com/2008/09/september-babies.html

I think you'll enjoy!

The Birdlady said...

Oh my...those are perfection itself! ...the first one especially! Thanks for sharing...I'm just smiling away now.

Don and Sher said...

Great job I love the first one also.
Don

Shellmo said...

I just loved how this little bird enjoyed the rain - you got some amazing captures!

jalynn01 said...

I agree with everyone else...these pictures are absolutely amazing. Loving Hummers as I do, it is such a delight to catch one so perfectly as you did just a soaking up the rain! I loved every single one!