Male Ruby Throated Humming Bird
This is my very first time ever attempting to capture a Humming Bird. I just put up my feeder last night, and at noon today I spotted a Humming Bird . I went and got my camera and waited for it to come back. They are so quick and I am so slow, Ha! But I got this shot with a 55-250mm Lens from my deck. Hats off to those of you who have captured and taken such great pictures of these little birds. Now I know how much of a challenge they are.
The Ruby Throated Humming Bird is the only one that we usually see in Ontario, Canada, but they do say that every once in awhile another species will show up unexpected. Maybe they forgot to ask directions, Ha! I really don’t know too much about Humming Birds but will try and learn a few things about them. I was thrilled to see one of these beautiful tiny little birds in my back yard. Hopefully it will spread the word and bring some of his friends and family with him next time.
It was a beautiful hot sunny day here today and I stayed outside in my back yard for most of the day, just enjoying the great outdoors.
I hope to find you all well and enjoying the weather , where ever you might be, and what ever season it is where you live. Right now we are enjoying Spring and before you know it summer will be upon us.
Take care and have a great week ahead.
Love and Care
Dianne © dsphotocats
i just had my first hummer show up this weekend too. So fun to catch them through your lens. Your shots are beautiful...the red is just so brilliant!ReplyDelete
Thank you Anita. Can't wait to see a photo of your little hummers. I know your photos will be wonderful to see. :)Delete
Love your photo! Haven't had any show up yet. Unfortunately every year we have a male who is very aggressive and it's "his" feeder and he chases every other hummer away. I see photos of feeders having multiple hummers at them but never in real life.ReplyDelete
Thank you FionaB. I wonder if it would help to have a second feeder. Hope you are feeling better. :)Delete
Gorgeous hummingbirds. The ones we see around here have an irridescent (sp?) green throat.ReplyDelete
Thank you Beth. They are all so Beautiful and stunning to see. :)Delete
Great photos for first time capture of these beautiful Hummingbirds. Have a great week Dianne.ReplyDelete
Thank you Horst :)Delete
Man, that was a thing of beauty Dianne! I'd say you found a great compromise where you got a fast moving object at a perfect pace and came up with something great!ReplyDelete
Thank you Joe. I was so Blessed just to see him, and thrilled that I actually captured him with my camera. :)Delete
Great picture, I like your feeder too.
We should have spring here, but at the moment, it is not very springlike, hoping it will change soon.
Hugs across the pond - Nita
Thank you Nita and I hope and pray you get Spring real soon, with lots of warmth from the sun. Blessing to you my friend. :)Delete
These are great pictures. This bird is almost impossible to photograph and then to get that red gorget.Way to go girl.ReplyDelete
Thank you Ruth. The first thing I said when I saw him was,"Praise the Lord". I was thrilled and God probably laughed at this child of His. I was so Blessed and thankful just to see this Beautiful tiny Hummer in my backyard. :)Delete
Oh, how lovely! I would like very much to have hummingbirds here but always thought we were too far north. It has been chilly here, my friend.ReplyDelete
Thank you Gail. I bet if you put a hummingbird feeder out, you may be pleasantly surprised.Delete
It has been hovering around 68F-70F plus here the last few days. When the sun is shining it has been even hotter on my back deck. I have been outside as much as possible cause I just love the warmer weather and the great outdoors. When I am working I am always indoors.
So nice to hear from you dear friend. :)
Wow. That is a Beauty. I agree they are hard to get. You sure did get him.ReplyDelete
He is wonderful. I havent seen on yet and dont think I will for a while . Its still cool here . I did have a crow come by and see me today.:)
Lovely post and congratulations Dianne.
Well hello and thank you Lisa. I just sent you a message on FB. :)Delete
For your first time you sure nailed the colors and a beauty of a hummer! I think this is fun because I never tried hummingbirds with my camera either, until a few days ago. I think your hummingbirds are very charming. I say keep on going...
This hummingbird is beautiful! I just love his/her colors! I've only seen a hummingbird in my yard twice. It was in my Bouganvilla not the hummingbird feeder I have...go figure. LOL We are having Spring here as well. We have been outside a lot enjoying the nice weather as well. Hope you have a terrific week Dianne!ReplyDelete
I have had nectar out (I make it for them) for a month now and I STILL haven't seen one. That has never happened before. Usually they eat me out of house and home.ReplyDelete
What a great photo! I'm always trying to capture hummers but sometimes the pics are just a blur! Enjoy your week!ReplyDelete
Gorgeous Dianne fantastic Photo , what a little trooper he is. You were very lucky indeed , enjoy your Lovely weather. I love to stay outdoors when the weather is warm , all day .ReplyDelete
Hugs Sheila and Wile-e xx
Thankyou all for stopping by and your kind comments. :)ReplyDelete
Oh my goodness! Congratulations on the captures! I sooo hope to capture one this year!ReplyDelete
Good for you dianne :-) Real nice captures..ReplyDelete
I don't even know if we have humming birds out west? Maybe they are just to fast for me to see!
I think you did a great job capturing these wonderful birds....Have a great weekend...ReplyDelete
Wonderful blog and great pictures! I joined your blog and look forward to seeing more :)ReplyDelete
Great shots...we have had a few to show up....they are hard for me to capture that one great shot...ReplyDelete
I am very happy to congratulations some time..It was real nice captures ..ReplyDelete
hope in with back soon...
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Michiko, It is so nice to see you are back. Thank you for your your kind comments and visit. :)Delete
Just want to give a shout out, a hug, a high 5, a handshake, a pat on the back, some love and a good morning to you!ReplyDelete
Thank you Kerrie,and the same to you! :)Delete
Stunning photos as always, and a first time for hummers! What does that tell you? You are a wonderful photographer and I always enjoy seeing your photos. See if you can get a ball of cotton from your bird store. Not dryer lint. Hang that birdstore cotton during nest time, and you will be surprised. I sure was this year. The hummers are coming and picking at it all day long. You need to come sit on my deck and take photos, so I can learn all your skills.ReplyDelete
Thank you Jane. I am humbled by your comment. You are very Gracious. :)ReplyDelete
Thank you for your good advise and I am not sure if it is too late for the cotton ball or not. They may have already nested. I will look into it when I get a chance.
I haven't got any more photos of them yet. I have had them buzz by my ear a couple of times, and seen them while eating on the deck, but when I have my camera handy they haven't showed up. I think they may be camera shy like me. Ha!
I would love to come sit on your deck and take lots of photos, and learn from you. :) Your photos are amazing!!!
I love how you captured the humming bird in your pictures. Very beautiful.ReplyDelete
I love your blog. I feel so touched by it. God has blessed us all in so many ways. Your pictures are something else. AWESOME!! I think my favorite is the white baby swans. I feel so refreshed for the day. Blessings to you for sharing so much beauty...rebaReplyDelete
May I ask what kind of camera you use. I am looking for a new one, hopefully. Would you email your answer please. firstname.lastname@example.org Thanks and you have a very blessed day in the Lord.