Saturday, October 18, 2008
let's hum a little

I kind of love this picture....Because Hummingbirds move so quickly, you cannot always get them in pure focus....and here, in this picture above, you can see the city (in pretty pure focus) right behind this sweet little guy.....And I love that you can see how close the city is to where these flowers were.... Here is another shot of this little guy....Better focus, I think....again, behind him now, is The Famous Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel.....Isn't that just amazing? These beautiful sweet creatures are thriving so close to the center of Hollywood....! I love that we can just see a little bit of the iridescent green on his throat....And the light streaming through his little wings...... And look at that little bit of red there on his neck....And look at his eyes....I've never seen a Hummingbirds eyes quite like this before.....Oh, do click on these pictures to make them bigger....It is kind of thrilling to me to see this dear little bird close-up and in such detail......! He zipped around quite a bit...or should I say, he flitted about quite a bit....And just when I thought he was done......He would be back! And above, my favorite picture of this group....You can really see him drinking from that little tiny flower....Gee, he is such a pretty little sweetheart. These birds are so very endearing.....Sometimes I wish that one of them would just land on my shoulder and whisper sweet nothings in my ear as he takes a little rest-respite from all that zipping about. Now that, would really be something, wouldn't it? And then.....he finally went on his way.....Off to find some further sustenance on some other pretty little flowers wherever he finds them. And be assured, he does find them....Think about how he found these rather obscure flowers Waaaaay up here on my deck in a kind of isolated position....Hummingbirds sure know where all the good yummy stuff lives, don't they.....!




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31 Comments:
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Wow..........

Saturday, October 18, 2008 at 6:43:00 AM PDT 

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I once saw some photos of a woman with hummingbirds feeding out of her hand, so maybe your birds will eventually get friendly. Meantime, I love seeing your pix of them.

Saturday, October 18, 2008 at 8:40:00 AM PDT 

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What beautiful pictures! I only saw a hummingbird once in "real life". He flew up to my picture window - I think he was confused by the reflection. He buzzed around for a few seconds and they disappeared. I would love to get a hummingbird feeder, but I would be afraid it would attrat bees which I'm not so crazy about!

Saturday, October 18, 2008 at 9:13:00 AM PDT 

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Beautiful Naomi - just amazing. I have a hummingbird feeder and at times I see lots of hummers, this summer only a small handful of those "dear little birds." What a neat juxtaposition - the City so close the little bird. Thank you as always for sharing these incredible parts of the your world with us. Love and hugs xo

Saturday, October 18, 2008 at 11:11:00 AM PDT 

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If I wasn't too old I'd swear I was PMS'ing because these photos made me cry lol I am such a caution!

There is just something so frantic yet fragile about hummers. And then to see him so close up with his sweet transparent wings and his froggy eyes!!

I love how you framed these, especially with the bar from the deck. And the city in the background.

Beautiful doesn't seem like enough of a word.

Saturday, October 18, 2008 at 12:42:00 PM PDT 

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Your favorite picture is mine as well. He's clear and colorful and right in the middle of the action.

Beautiful photos, Naomi!

Saturday, October 18, 2008 at 1:26:00 PM PDT 

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OMG Naomi! These pictures are fantastic. When I lived in West Virginia, we had a couple of hummingbirds that drank from the feeders right outside our sliding glass door next to our dinner table. We would sit there and watch them. Unfortunately, we don't have then here in NYC that I know of! I'll just have to stare at your pictures for a while longer!

Michele sent me over tonight and I'm so glad she did. Have a wonderful weekend!

Saturday, October 18, 2008 at 4:29:00 PM PDT 

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Great photos Naomi! Here we have so many hummingbirds around my trees, but till now I haven't a good photo of them...

Love so much your amazing and gorgeous view! Really I would like to be there!

Have a nice Sunday!

Saturday, October 18, 2008 at 8:53:00 PM PDT 

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of course they know where the good stuff is!... it's at that blinking sign you have saying "Hummers Welcome! Lotsa Food Here" hehehe... I am envious! :o)

Sunday, October 19, 2008 at 4:25:00 AM PDT 

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Aren't you a clever little hummingbird yourself getting those shots? Very clever indeed. Wonderful.

Sunday, October 19, 2008 at 5:24:00 AM PDT 

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The pink of the flowers against the blue of the sky and the wonderousness of those dleicate yet powerful hummingbirds is amazing, Naomi ! Another great set of photgraphs !

About that coffee table book...

Added you to my new 'foodie blog' links this morning. Thank you for being interested ! You were my first comment there, Naomi :) :)

If there is anything you think ought to change or be added to make it better, please feel free to let me know. It is in formation stage now :)

(hugs)

Loving Annie

Sunday, October 19, 2008 at 6:13:00 AM PDT 

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You are right - it is amazing to see the city in such close proximity to all your nature. You do well in capturing them in your lens.

Sunday, October 19, 2008 at 7:00:00 AM PDT 

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Naomi, those are absolutely amazing shots! I love the second last one. Hummingbirds are little miracles.

We have many flittering and fleeing all summer, soaking up the nectar in the flowers and i love watching them. They often get as close as yours did to my back window, but I've never been able to capture one with my camera.

Now............they have flown the coop for the winter! It's too darn cold here for those little ones the make it through the season. I miss them already. :)

Sunday, October 19, 2008 at 8:23:00 AM PDT 

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Isn't it wonderful that those sweet little things visit anywhere from Hollywood to a rural Virginia town? They show no discrimination. I miss mine already.

Sunday, October 19, 2008 at 8:41:00 AM PDT 

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You captured this so beautifully and I'll be excited to see this little birdie so near my window for sure :)

Have a nice weekend Naomi :D

Sunday, October 19, 2008 at 9:26:00 AM PDT 

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Amazing photos, Naomi! I've tried and tried over the years to capture a hummingbird with my camera and no luck. They move way too fast!
I really enjoyed these. Especially the one of him actually drinking from the flower. That's really something.
And imagine...he does find his way to your flowers and balcony. That's so neat.
Terri
http://www.islandwriter.net

Sunday, October 19, 2008 at 10:47:00 AM PDT 

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I love how those photos show the green and red on his neck. Such pretty colors!
I'd like for a hummingbird to land on my shoulder too, also, as well.
:-)
They are such precious, little birds.
Your photos of them are always wonderful.

Sunday, October 19, 2008 at 11:18:00 AM PDT 

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Brilliant,as usual!

Sunday, October 19, 2008 at 12:08:00 PM PDT 

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What a beautiful view you have from your patio. I love the picture of the hummer and the city in the background. Fantastic!!

Sunday, October 19, 2008 at 2:05:00 PM PDT 

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What a magical way to return to blogging.....

He's a handsome little soul - and perhaps he will be back now he knows where the yummy nectar is...

cq

Sunday, October 19, 2008 at 2:16:00 PM PDT 

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oh how cool! I love hummingbirds and it's so rare when I get to see them. I had a feeder once outside my kitchen window that attracted them and it was awesome to watch them flit about. great pictures...and hello from Micheles.

Sunday, October 19, 2008 at 2:33:00 PM PDT 

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Boy, you attract a lot of hummingbirds. What's your secret?

Sunday, October 19, 2008 at 4:33:00 PM PDT 

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Naomi, I wonder if anyone has been able to photograph a humming bird without his wings moving?

Sunday, October 19, 2008 at 11:07:00 PM PDT 

Blogger PI
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What a vista Naomi! You have the whole world at your feet along with your beloved bids and plants. I think I would spend most of my time jut standing and staring. My wish is that you would sing to him the next time he comes:)

Monday, October 20, 2008 at 1:47:00 AM PDT 

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I've been away for a few days, dear and am catching up.

As always, lovely photos.

Cheers.

Monday, October 20, 2008 at 5:51:00 AM PDT 

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Great pictures. Thank you for having such a lovely garden and plantings that attract such amazing creatures. Thanks for sharing also.

Monday, October 20, 2008 at 6:21:00 AM PDT 

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You did GREAT taking those hummingbird pics. I have one that visits my porch but I have yet to get a decent pic of it!
I love the dear little things so...

Monday, October 20, 2008 at 7:22:00 AM PDT 

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They are so pretty!! I just love hummingbirds! We usally have only about 3 here each summer. I really like the up close photos with the distance in the background. Makes them look like they are high in the sky.....which they are really!!

Monday, October 20, 2008 at 8:27:00 AM PDT 

Blogger Mar
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What an adorable little guy and what perfect shots!

Monday, October 20, 2008 at 2:31:00 PM PDT 

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You're a swell photog, Old Lady. Thanks for sharing.

Monday, October 20, 2008 at 6:56:00 PM PDT 

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Fantastic shots - I also really like your favourite one.

I've tried to snap a humming bird (badly) and know just how difficult it is as they dodge around in all kinds of geometric patterns almost impossible to predict.

Tuesday, October 28, 2008 at 12:59:00 PM PDT 

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