Reflection's Flora and Fauna
A collection of my photos of flora and fauna, and maybe now and then,
something else that catches my attention and just will not let go.
Maybe even with little verbage, which is pretty hard for this gal.

Saturday, June 5, 2010

Come Hum With Me


Barbara said...

Great shots, you sure had to have a steady hand. Thanks.

lindalee said...

OH MY! You didn't disappoint. I had to check out these shots first thing this a.m. Maybe I need to resurrect my hummingbird feeder from the shed. EXCELLENT SHOTS.

Terri said...

Great shots Carol!

Colleen said...

Carol, that is so awesome.... thanks for sharing.

Apple said...

Great shots! I can never get close enough. I heard them before I saw them here today. One was at my bleeding heart right outside my door :-)

Greta Koehl said...

Absolutely fabulous shots. I am working so hard to get hummers to our yard.

Carol said...

Thanks everyone, I sure have been having fun with that new camera!

Methods: feeders, plants that draw hummers, some that come back every year, like coral bells and some that are annuals. The hummers in our yard like bright colored petunias - red is best, but the purple works too. Saw one having a little snack in the petunia today, well, saw his hiney! the rest of him was in the flower!

I have heard they prefer to eat in the shade, that said my feeder will not be in the shade till 2 or 3 in the afternoon, and that does seem to be when they show up for serious chow time.

My feeder is about 10 feet from the edge of my deck, I put a chair there, and I go sit and sit and sit. I shoot a lot of pictures, probably 2 to 3 times more than what you see here. I have something called steady shot on the new camera, I use it! I am zoomed as much as the camera will give me, about 20 times zoom. I rest the camera on the railing of the deck to help me steady the camera.

I cannot wait to get back out there and see if I can get more. I want to get a male, with that ruby red spot on his neck. The 3rd photo in this group (count from top) I believe is a female and the red is a reflection from the feeder. So, I'll be out shooting for a male.

They are very territorial, had 2 fighting mid air the other day around the feeder. Couple of years ago we actually had 2 on the ground fighting fiercely for about 5 minutes. It was quite amazing!