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Jul 27, 2012, 03:04 PMvera ellen
I went out to try for some photo's of the goldfinches on the sunflowers. (see next post) Enroute, I noticed this little female enjoying herself among my few remaining flowers.
I must have taken 20 shots trying to capture her as she nuzzled every bloom available. Naturally, even with sport/speed setting, she was very fast.
Can you spot her on the coral salvia?
what about in the plume celosia?
and then......a tattered swallowtail and her sharing the zinnia's. Yippee
Jul 27, 2012, 04:14 PMmuddyshoes
Precious nature moments!!!
"Those that throw mud, lose ground!" :>)
Jul 27, 2012, 04:16 PMjvelo
So you were able to catch up with her after all...at full speed sip!
Jul 27, 2012, 04:28 PMthebrownthumb
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Jul 27, 2012, 06:14 PMSorie10
Wow you sure did get some wonderful shots!! Love to one with the hummer and butterfly.
Jul 27, 2012, 08:51 PMvera ellen
Jul 27, 2012, 09:35 PMshook29
Great photos! I hope one day some hummers come my way. I haven't seen a single one since we moved in 2 years ago.
Jul 27, 2012, 10:07 PMga.karen
Great captures on all those shots...especially the one with the butterfly too!
"The soil is the source of life, creativity, culture and real independence." David Ben-Gurion
Jul 28, 2012, 10:38 AMBeau's Rose
Those pics are great. You could enlarge them and make a photo wall of the series. Nice that you were able to capture the moments.
~Like sands through the hourglass
~So are the days of our lives
Jul 30, 2012, 08:35 PM16paws
Absolutely great photos!
from O H I O!
Jul 31, 2012, 11:08 AMzone9alady
Great shots! They get so interested in all the flowers they don't mind you taking pictures.
I usually have to be very still for them to come close.
Whether You Think You Can Or You Think You Can't..... You're Right - Henry Ford
Aug 01, 2012, 04:53 PMvera ellen
Shook, how sad that no hummers have come to your garden...I know you have beautiful plants for them because we've seen the pictures. Maybe they will find you soon.
Thanks girls. Appreciate all the comments.
Aug 01, 2012, 10:09 PMshook29
Well, I don't have any, but I can enjoy them at my parents house. My mom has a beautiful feeder with 4 or 5 separate areas for them to drink. They will actually perch while we are on the porch (as long as we stay still).
They are like little UFOs flying around! They fight over the feeders, chirping (for lack of a better word) at each other. They fly so close to our heads when on the porch that we can hear the hum of their wings. I've joked that we should wear helmets when sitting on the porch!
Aug 02, 2012, 09:06 AMWavy
Wow, Vera is "on the move".....
I would make a series of small photos of these pics and frame them (in 5 X 7 frames). These are very nice to look at in the wintertime and it's a wonderful memory of a happy summer day in 2012!
Needless to say, I haven't seen any hummingbirds here, but I always see Hummer bird feeders in the stores, so we must have them around!
SPRING HAS F I N A L L Y SPRUNG!!!!!
Aug 03, 2012, 12:09 AMjoyluck
Great pics Vera Ellen! I never seem to have my camera when hummers are around. The other day one almost buzzed my head! Not sure if he thought I was a flower. LOL
Aug 03, 2012, 01:15 PMvera ellen
Joy, do you have red hair or were you wearing red? LOL - I'm sure those hummers thought you were a flower - what a wonderful thing to happen.
One day hubby was on the front porch...he had on a very faded red plaid workshirt. This little female flew up so close to his chest that he could have reached out and grabbed her. Of course, like you, my camera was in the house.
Aug 03, 2012, 04:20 PMWavy
I thought the same thing, was she a Redhead?! What happened to the Hummer's sense of Smell? I guess your DH and Joy smelled really 'sweet'!!
I thought your previous job story was so amazing! Kudos to you!!
Never underestimate the ability and determination of women!!!
SPRING HAS F I N A L L Y SPRUNG!!!!!
Aug 03, 2012, 06:14 PMFlorida Farm Girl
Shook -- I bet there are hummers around you house but you just don't see them. Put up a feeder and keep tabs on it and I'll be they'll be there within a few days.
You can make your own nectar -- 1 part sugar, 4 parts water. Heat until sugar is melted. Cool and pour into the feeder.
Aug 03, 2012, 06:41 PMshook29
Thanks, FFG, I'll try that! DH swore he saw one last year. I think our development may be too new without a lot of mature trees for them. But I'll put one up and see!