Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Light and Color ..

Such wonderful and iridescent colors nature shares with us...when those Hummingbirds turn into the sunlight preparing to..
fly to the feeder and show off their gorgeous ruby red throats..
all the while the female sits close by waiting her turn to sip that sweet nectar...

29 comments:

Chris said...

Grrrr, I'm so jealous!!! This little birdy are so nice and beautifully colored!! Grrrr :-) Well done Tina, these are beautiful shots, one of the one i'm dreaming of!

Ruth's Photo Blog said...

Lovely shots.If only I had at least one Hummer at my place.Boo Hoo.:(
Ruth

Jann said...

Fabulous photos Tina! I'm jealous too!

Lynne at Hasty Brook said...

Nice shots!

The Early Birder said...

Aren't you the lucky one - shimmering 'Hummers' on the doorstep. I'm very jealous too! FAB

George said...

These are great captures. We're enjoying the hummingbirds around our feeders as well.

Gail said...

My sister has been trying for a week to get a hummingbird picture. These are great.

Bird Girl said...

You are absolutely right about that, Tina - LIGHT is the magic ingredient that makes all great images what they are! Isn't it amazing the difference in your first picture and the rest? These are wonderful!! And I really do think that last one is a juvenile male...I think I see little red feathers coming along on his neck - awesome work, Tina!

By the way - I love Hawk Mountain! Did you get any pictures of those Harriers, Sharpies and Kestrels? It is tough to get them there...they fly by so quickly!

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Beautiful hummingbird photos, Tina. I love the Ruby-throated--especially the male. Their colors are so vivid.

Thanks for sharing.
Hugs,
Betsy

dAwN said...

oh..cool..
What great shots Tina..
And i love your new header!
Ok what bird is that?

Eve said...

Wonderful Tina! These are such fun wild birds!
Love the new header too!

jalynn01 said...

I was so happy to see these little hummer pictures.. I have had few and far between at my house this summer. I love these little guys. Thanks Tina, for the reminder. Great photos. I know you must have gotten more BIRD picts at Hawk mtn. than I did in NJ last week end. haha

Dave's Bird Watching Blog said...

Oh wow...outstanding hummingbird pics, Tina!

This Is My Blog - fishing guy said...

Tina: A beautiful show of the hummers.

HANNIBAL said...

You captured some great natural shots of these beauties! Have you noticed a decline of visitors this year? Most people I have talked to have noticed it...I rarely get a hummer, and in the past, I would have 4-5 regulars.

Tina said...

We, actually, have noticed an increase in the number of hummers we are seeing this year..and I have no idea why!!
I think Barb was correct in her remark about that last pic being a juvie..I have since seen him several times now.. up close.. and he does show some reddish tints on his throat!! Good call Barb!
Thanks everyone for stopping by!! I love to hear from you!!

troutbirder said...

Wowsa!!!

JKoenig said...

Those are all really great! I thought the second one was especially interesting where he is all fluffed out. Even the red feathers on this throat seem to be standing on end.

JRandSue said...

Fantastic set of Images,loved the Wren the most.
John.

This Is My Blog - fishing guy said...

Tina: Thanks for your comments on Jake.

Kelly said...

Ohhh! Lovely photos....I love hummers. We've have three around now. The males have already departed. Soon the others will too. I'll miss them! Love your male's ruby throat!

Chris Petrak said...

good hummer photos - one tough little bird to get a good pic of - you did it

Neal said...

Very beautiful Tina. The hummingbirds have really been active here. As I write this they are coming to the feeder located just out the window from where I sit.

bookbabie said...

Wonderful bird photography, they aren't so easy to capture!

T and S said...

Beautiful series on these tiny winged wonders, thanks for sharing Tina.

Leopard - The master of camouflage

Shelley said...

These are incredible hummingbird shots Tina!

Leedra said...

That female is very smart, doesn't want that male running her off. All the photos are great. Also like the Kingbird at the top.

This Is My Blog - fishing guy said...

Tina: what a neat show the hummers put on for you.

Dev Wijewardane said...

good work getting images of these birds.

would like to hear your thoughts..