Wednesday, May 28, 2008


I've have been trying to capture a picture of this hummingbird since I put up my feeder. I was out standing under my tree one day and this bird buzzed by and we stood looking eye to eye as it hovered in front of me. I was in instant awe. The feathers just under the beak were like ruby sequins - deep and shiny red. Before I could get a good look it was gone but it's been chasing away any hummingbird that gets near the feeder (the little bully LOL!). I finally got a couple of pics today.


These pictures didn't capture the ruby red the way I see it but the photo below does. Too bad it's not a better picture. I just posted it so you can see the red the way I do.


SAPhotographs said...

You have some wonderful photographs on your blog page!! I especially love the gladiola's and you have captured the humming bird so well. It is a good idea to play around with the setting on the camera and your pictures just go to show how we can all improve our skills if we take the time. LOL!! Me included!!

Craig Wilson said...

Stunning shots, the first one captures the motion perfectly! The center image I think does a great job of capturing the colours, great work.

kjpweb said...

How cool's that - Hummingbirds are still on my list of birds to shoot - and you got'em! Great
Cheers, Klaus

2sweetnsaxy said...

Saphotographs, Craig Wilson & Kjpweb - Thank you all for the comments! I love the positive feedback! :-)

Anonymous said...

I like your shots. I remember from last season (Summer) that I had several shots where the shine was just right. They can actually "flash" those feathers and if you get them doing that in the sunlight then the color is stunning. I will have to post one of those on my birds blog.

Thanks for visiting it and for the generous comment you left there today.

2sweetnsaxy said...

Thanks for the return visit. It was my pleasure. I really enjoyed your blog!