Sunday, March 08, 2009
hummingbirds

Here are some sweet little hummingbirds who have visited my garden over the last few years....I was lucky enough to capture them with my camera. This one above was just sitting there on one of my plants. I was fairly close by and could therefor get some dear pictures of this little guy, at rest..... This was a little wee one. Again, sitting on the tip of a plant....This was during the time that those Agave's I have mentioned were Flowering.....He looks so cute, doesn't he?This one above is "in flight", going for those delicious flowers on one of the two Agave's that were blooming....Hummingbirds are so very special, aren't they? Above, there are two sweet little Hummers.....again, going for 'the gold' so to speak....I still cannot get over the numbers of Hummingbirds I saw every day all day while these Agave's were blooming. Sometimes there were six and seen, all at the same time....these flowers stalks were enormous---maybe 50 feet high....And each of them had about 20 or more flower pods blooming.....What a feast for all the birds....! I truly never tire of seeing Hummingbirds and especially when they are visiting plants that live in my garden. It lifts my heart that they chose my garden for some of their sustenance.....It fills me with such a warm lovely satisfying feeling.....Nature. It feeds the soul and the spirit. This one above had made a little bit of a stop on a tree in my garden. He was on his way to one of those two beautiful Agave Flower stalks, but was just taking a little respite.....a few minutes later, he took off for the top of those gorgeous yellow nectar filled blooms..... This dear Hummer above, I caught with my camera, looking down from my deck, as he was just about to suckle at one of those sweet sweet flowers. So very beautiful....The color of his body, and those wings moving so very very quickly that they almost look transparent..... Look at these two above.....These flowers were like the best restaurant in town.....I never tired of watching them and photographing them---I bet I have two thousand pictures of Hummingbirds while these flowers were blooming.....! These flowers were just dripping nectar....and I loved seeing all the Hummingbirds going after everything these blooms had to offer, and more.....And here below, one of the prettiest........ I love the iridescent colorfulness of this sweetheart.....And in the background is one of my Red Trees, which sets off the colors of the Hummingbird so very very beautifully.....There are more, as I said.....but that will be for another post or ten.....lol!





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33 Comments:
had this to say:

Hummingbirds are so much fun to watch, but we don't get them down here in Texas very often...I've seen them in Colorado when we would go camping. You have lots of wild life in your area... I wonder if you will get any baby hawks this year?

Sunday, March 8, 2009 at 4:59:00 AM PDT 

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Hi

Beautiful hummingbird pictures thanks so very much.

They remind me of the hummingbirds that visited our garden in Trinidad.

Used to love watching them as a child.

Remember that I could happily sit very still and watch them for hours.

Have a good Sunday.

Love,
Herrad

Sunday, March 8, 2009 at 6:11:00 AM PDT 

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Beautiful photos, Naomi! I especially like the colors on the last one, and I can't wait to see more birds from your garden. They're always so busy and I love how you catch them in the act.

Sunday, March 8, 2009 at 6:15:00 AM PDT 

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Your photography is an oasis on which my eyes find rest. Thank you for another wonderful post

Sunday, March 8, 2009 at 8:25:00 AM PDT 

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You give David Attenborough a run for his money with your wildlife photography, dear. Good for you!

Cheers.

Sunday, March 8, 2009 at 8:53:00 AM PDT 

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Your garden is a true delight...

Sunday, March 8, 2009 at 9:08:00 AM PDT 

had this to say:

How do you manage to get such great shots of such little vibrating creatures?!
I always love coming here to see what birds and flowers you have captured.

Sunday, March 8, 2009 at 10:25:00 AM PDT 

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Hummingbirds are my favorite bird. When we lived in Maryland I put out the feeders for them. I loved to watch them. Yes, they are very cute birds. What a delight, thanks for sharing your photos with us.

Sunday, March 8, 2009 at 1:51:00 PM PDT 

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Oh yes Naomi, the hummers are so special and dear! All birds are special but the tiny hummers are very special, as you said! We usually only have 2-3 here but I love to watch them!

I always love your pictures and I'm so glad you have that wonderful habitat for the birds!

Sunday, March 8, 2009 at 3:01:00 PM PDT 

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Good Sunday afternoon to you, Naomi. How are you today ?

Wonderful shots of the hummingbirds ! They are so much fun to watch, and just seem like magical little creatures - I always feel like a garden is blessed when they are there :)

There is much sustenance in your garden for nature's creatures. You have made it bountiful.

Sunday, March 8, 2009 at 5:17:00 PM PDT 

had this to say:

It's getting warmer but still too cold for hummingbirds and flowers. Ha!

I'm moving in with you for a while, okay? :)

Sunday, March 8, 2009 at 5:49:00 PM PDT 

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Snowing AGAIN in Seattle, there go my birds. Grrr

Sunday, March 8, 2009 at 6:23:00 PM PDT 

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I was just out cleaning my flower beds today and thinking how nice it will be to greet my hummingbirds soon! You are so lucky to have them there with you all year.

Sunday, March 8, 2009 at 7:04:00 PM PDT 

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We get ruby throated hummers her in NE Ohio---but not for quite a while. Right now we have rain---lots of it---and mud.

Sunday, March 8, 2009 at 7:16:00 PM PDT 

had this to say:

I love hummingbirds, they are rare but we do see one occasionally. Madison thought it was a big bug when she first saw one!

Monday, March 9, 2009 at 6:10:00 AM PDT 

Blogger Mar
had this to say:

These are lovely shots. I haven't seen a hummingbird in years!!

Monday, March 9, 2009 at 7:15:00 AM PDT 

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I love the photos of their wings in motion!! they're like little helicopters

and the colors!! your photos always have the most wonderful colors

Monday, March 9, 2009 at 7:21:00 AM PDT 

had this to say:

Fantastic photos Naomi!

Monday, March 9, 2009 at 9:04:00 AM PDT 

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These shots are amazing! How did you ever manage to capture their wings without the photo being a big blur? You must have a fabulous camera and we already know what a fantastic photographer you are.

I love hummingbirds and one of my favorite possessions is a teeny hummingbird nest that is lined with my dogs' hair and some fuzzy scraps from on of their tennis balls!

Monday, March 9, 2009 at 9:36:00 AM PDT 

Blogger PI
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We have such sweet singing at present - can you hear them? But no hummning birds alas.

Monday, March 9, 2009 at 9:46:00 AM PDT 

had this to say:

Wow - Some amazing photographs.

I've tried to take pictures of hummingbirds (not in the UK!) but they flit about so quickly and change direction suddenly so it is very difficult; you obviously have good patience and an eye for it too.

Monday, March 9, 2009 at 12:27:00 PM PDT 

had this to say:

Came by to say hello to you.

Love,

Herrad

reread this post

Monday, March 9, 2009 at 12:40:00 PM PDT 

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Hummingbird Pauses at the Trumpet Vine by Mary Oliver

Who doesn’t love
roses, and who
doesn’t love the lilies
of the black ponds

floating like flocks
of tiny swans,
and of course, the flaming
trumpet vine

where the hummingbird comes
like a small green angel, to soak
his dark tongue
in happiness -

and who doesn’t want
to live with the brisk
motor of his heart
singing

like a Schubert
and his eyes
working and working like those days of rapture,
by Van Gogh in Arles?

Look! for most of the world
is waiting
or remembering -
most of the world is time

when we’re not here,
not born yet, or died -
a slow fire
under the earth with all
our dumb wild blind cousins
who also
can’t even remember anymore
their own happiness -

Look! and then we will be
like the pale cool
stones, that last almost
forever.

Monday, March 9, 2009 at 1:26:00 PM PDT 

had this to say:

Hummingbirds truly are special little birds. I love how they change color depending on what angle you seem to be looking at them from. I wonder if they know how many human admirers they have? :)

Monday, March 9, 2009 at 9:45:00 PM PDT 

had this to say:

Hey Naomi you are so lucky to capture it beautifully :)

By the way, Seemah emailed me and I will definitely meet up with her in April :D

Monday, March 9, 2009 at 11:23:00 PM PDT 

had this to say:

so little yet so beautiful... hard to imagine someone never having seen a hummingbird...

Tuesday, March 10, 2009 at 4:11:00 AM PDT 

had this to say:

It's just amazing the pictures you're able to catch, and hummingbirds in motion at that!

Tuesday, March 10, 2009 at 5:39:00 AM PDT 

had this to say:

You have really caught the essence of these tiny birds visiting your flowers. Beautiful! The first time I saw a hummingbird, I was amazed at it's minute size. I thought it was an extra large bumble bee! I see them from time to time at my hummingbird feeder in my garden in the summer, but I really have to look for them as they are very sneaky and fast!

Tuesday, March 10, 2009 at 6:27:00 AM PDT 

had this to say:

You should get your photos of your garden (birds, plants, wildlife) all printed and bound into a book - I guess you have so many photos it would be hard to choose, right? You are lucky to be able to photograph the hummingbirds like you do. You must sit patiently on your patio and wait with camera in hand do you??

:-)

Tuesday, March 10, 2009 at 10:19:00 PM PDT 

had this to say:

This weekend we had a beige dove sitting in our tree and I was so happy as my mom always said they are good luck..and I need it..

I adore humming birds we have them here in Western New York as well..

Dorothy from grammology
grammology.com

Tuesday, March 10, 2009 at 10:46:00 PM PDT 

had this to say:

Very nice photos, Naomi!
Your garden is always an amazing surprise!

Wednesday, March 11, 2009 at 5:58:00 AM PDT 

had this to say:

You captured some masterful shots.
I like the ones that show the beauty of the colors of the Hummers. So pretty!

Wednesday, March 11, 2009 at 5:05:00 PM PDT 

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The hummingbirds are due to arrive here in a few weeks. I'm going to have to start bringing my camera outside in the early evening, with the hope of catching a photo or two of them. You've done a great job capturing photos of your hummingbirds.

Thursday, March 12, 2009 at 6:27:00 AM PDT 

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