Monday, April 09, 2007

Fast wings

Yesterday I was so proud of myself for catching this little girl in action. My first thought was that Abraham Lincoln of Brookville, Ohio has probably taken some awesome close-up photos of hummingbirds. I am embarrassed to say that I don't know what type of hummingbird or any other details about these birds, but do check out Abraham's beautiful photos and detailed information from April 8th on hummingbirds. From Abraham's post, one detail that impressed me was that several baby eggs could all fit under a bottle cap.

12 Comments:

Blogger Stu "El Ingl├ęs" Harris said...

Well done.... there's a humming bird with a brilliant red head that comes around my front door -- I've been trying to get him on camera. You beat me to it.

Mon Apr 09, 10:17:00 AM PDT  
Blogger Abraham Lincoln said...

I saved your picture to my desktop and then looked at it in Photoshop in an effort to see behind the darker parts and I was able to see and tell you that it is a female Rufous Hummingbird and migrates to Mexico and back along the Pacific Coast. There is a considerable amount of detail in your photograph.

I also like your photograph. I think it captures the urgency of the feeding process and the bird's flying skills.

Mon Apr 09, 10:26:00 AM PDT  
Blogger ~tanty~ said...

Great capture Felicia!

Mon Apr 09, 11:17:00 AM PDT  
Blogger isabella said...

Well done! Love the background blue as well...

Mon Apr 09, 02:13:00 PM PDT  
Blogger Brent McD. said...

that's gotta be the coolest hummingbird feeder i've ever seen. is it all metal?

Mon Apr 09, 03:00:00 PM PDT  
Blogger GMG said...

Wow, what a great shot!

Mon Apr 09, 03:41:00 PM PDT  
Blogger Kate said...

Be proud of yourself. It's an arresting photograph!

Mon Apr 09, 08:07:00 PM PDT  
Anonymous kris said...

oh, this is perfect!
reminds me of Abe, too

Tue Apr 10, 01:20:00 AM PDT  
Blogger Lisi said...

Dear Felicia, i'm doing ok in Shanghai but very very busy, I'm happy for being able to just keep up with posting...anywaz, this is a GREAT shot, a shot to be proud of!!

Tue Apr 10, 05:02:00 AM PDT  
Blogger Felicia said...

Thanks everyone. I only hope that one day I'll be able to catch the male hummingbird in action - they are amazingly colorful. Thanks to Abe for showing his and for providing the info on the bird - you know your birds! Brent McD, yes it is metal and glass (of course). When I blew the photo up I was happy to see how pretty the feeder was too.

Tue Apr 10, 09:39:00 AM PDT  
Blogger bobsf2001 said...

Great shot boiby, good that I pointed it out. Very nice, you are my favorite photographer.

Tue Apr 10, 03:50:00 PM PDT  
Blogger Alexandra said...

great shot! :)

Tue Apr 10, 09:47:00 PM PDT  

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