Tuesday, September 8, 2009

More Hummer Shots

I finally took some action shots of the Ruby-throated Hummingbirds at my feeder over the weekend under the bright and sunny sky. All of the shots are of juvenile males. You can tell by the faintly dotted throats, that will soon become their namesake.

This first one is my favorite, only because it is feeding from mother nature instead of me. I prefer natural shots...






This one is a favorite because he looks quite animated.






And I like this last one because of the detail. Click to enlarge and see!

14 comments:

Ruth's Photo Blog said...

gorgeous shots.

Chris said...

Gosh they are fabulous pictures. I love the first one, it is gorgeous! Well done!

Willard said...

I'm like you in that I like the natural backgrounds, but the other shots are good too. That last one has amazing detail.

Also I never saw a squirrel colored like the one in your previous post. Very interesting!

Montanagirl said...

Exquisite! I like the natural backgrounds too, but rarely get those shots. Wonderful captures, Hannibal.

Tina said...

Yes, I like the first shot also..very nice..post card quality and such nice composition...soon our little hummers will be moving on.. :( but the butter rumps should be arriving soon..so that will make me smile again.
I love your post on the blond squirrels..do they really have more fun??

jalynn01 said...

The first shot is beautiful...the second needs a caption like 'huh... who me?" and the third...ahh the third is all about detail detail detail...what a lens!! Great photos Hannabal...all of them!

Shelley said...

Best hummer photos I've seen this year!!

Anonymous said...

The detail in the third photo is amazing! Thanks for sharing.

Eve said...

Absolutely Stunning!

Bird Girl said...

And I like each one of these hummer pictures for the reasons you stated - and what DETAIL in that last one - way to go, Hannibal!

Coy said...

I totally agree with you about the natural shots and that first shot is absolutely incredible! Shots like this very very seldom happen!

Nick S said...

Lovely Hummers :-) I haven't had any in my backyard all year, but have seen a few here and there.

Gardener's Garden said...

I like the background in #1 much better but must agree that #2 is a million dollar pose...fantastic shot!

JKoenig said...

The detail in all three of those pictures is wonderful. I especially liked how she was "posing" in No. 2...