Friday, August 29, 2008

There's Good, And Then There's Great!!

All day yesterday, a little hummer was flitting around my feeders, teasing me as I was trying to take his picture. I must have taken 20 shots before I finally got one that was half way decent.
At least I thought it was decent until I looked at some that Laura had taken a couple of years ago.
Look at his little feet curled up as he uses the Orioles' feeder.
Coming in for a landing
Enjoying the cardinal flowers
Now those are some GREAT pictures!!!

13 comments:

marmee said...

what great captures! all of them! anytime you can snag a photo of one of these hummers it is time for a celebration! do a little dance!!

TC said...

I cannot for the life of me take pictures of hummers hovering, or in flight. They have to be one of the hardest subjects to photograph, unless they're perched.

flydragon said...

Marmee,
I have to admit when I finally did get one I might have tapped my toes just a bit.


tc,
As you can see I couldn't get one either until it sat down. How Laura managed to get them in flight is beyond me. Way past my capabilities.

Roses and Lilacs said...

Aren't they amazing little things? I know what you mean about hard to photograph. I love the photo that shows his little tucked up feet;) I have lots of pictures of a feeder with nothing on it. He was on it when I pressed the shutter but...
Marnie

flydragon said...

Marnie,
lol, I ended up with a few pictures of the feeder just hanging there empty, too. When they say "faster than a speeding bullet" they're not just talking about Superman.

Susie said...

I think those are great pics but so is yours. Those little buggers are hard to catch being still. If you can get a pic at all, you are doing good.

beckie said...

I am in awe of any one who can get a picture of a hummingbird! I can barely follow them with my eyes, let alone a camera. I think because they are so tiny, God made them incredibly fast. :)

flydragon said...

Susie,
He sat still quite a bit as soon as I went back inside. Came back out and he was flying all over the place again. I know he was doing it on purpose!!


beckie,
and incredibly brave. I've had one hover 2 feet in front of me, looking me right in the eye. No camera of course.

Dog_geek said...

They all look gret to me! Count me among those who can't get a good hummer picture. I have many blurry, out of focus attempts, though!

Eileen said...

All of them are great shots! I love my little hummingbirds, they are just so fun to watch. I haven't attempted to take their picture yet. One night one of the feeders was empty and I swear one looked (flittered) right outside my bedroom window saying, "um, excuse me, where is my lunch?" It was the cutest thing. I have kept it full ever since.

flydragon said...

D_G,
Since I ended up with one half way decent shot, I'm now going to quit while I'm ahead.



Eileen,
Isn't it funny how something that little can bring such a big smile to your face. Especially when we put our thoughts into their mouths.

Muddy Boot Dreams said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog. I love the hummingbird photos. They are really hard to photograph. But you did a great job.
I have been "flitting" past the blog names and saw flydragon a few times, but always had it in the back of my mind that I MUST stop in and visit. Glad I did today.
Jen

flydragon said...

Hi Jen,
I'm glad you stopped by, too. Thanks for the kind words on the photos. I haven't quite got the hang of it yet. It takes way too many tries before I finally get one, but I'm working on it.