Thursday, August 16, 2007

Hummingbirds

Today I had quite a bit of activity in my butterfly and hummingbird garden. The feeder is right in front of the window. I had already removed the screen so I could see better and get clearer pictures, but today I opened the window so I could get an even closer look. I sat on the floor and waited. It wasn't long before they started coming.
The one with the ruby throat is so fast, he is almost impossible to photograph. I'm still not real pleased with the quality of these pictures and I need more camera practice to get clearer pictures, but this was fun and such a thrill to be within inches of these beautiful creatures.
If you click to enlarge this picture you can see the tongue of the hummingbird. It went around the feeder drinking from the crack instead of the flower.



Yesterday the cat was sitting in the window watching the hummingbird activity. One of the hummingbirds kept coming right up to the window to look at the cat. They were actually face to face several times. I wish I had been able to get a picture of that; it was quite amusing to watch.

3 comments:

cyndi in alabama said...

Love the close-up of the hummer! I don't know how many pictures you had to take to get those, but they're good ones!

Hope you had a good week with your folks!

Susan's Stuff said...

Robin, I love your HUMMER pics and enjoy your wonderful photography. God's creation is amazing!! I hope you have a fabulous Friday and a wonderful weekend! ~~Susan in P'cola

Katie said...

Are you kidding? These pictures are awesome! Great catch!