Hummingbirds at my Feeder

by Cathy M.

This is presented as one of a series of Fun Photo Essays.  Thank you CathyM  for sharing your fun photos of the hummingbird at your feeder! 

I wanted to get some close-up pictures of hummingbirds at my feeder before they migrate south for the winter. Iíve been waiting until I get a digital camera, but that doesnít look like itís going to happen before they leave so I set up my SLR on a tripod and sat and waited for them. Boy, it wasnít easy. Nature photographers must have the patience of Job! 

The feeder is in a tall bush just outside our sun room. I sat in a chair waiting to hear their buzzing sound then Iíd put my head down to the view finder. If they saw that movement, theyíd fly away. So I would have to sit, head down waiting for them to show, then hopefully fire off some pictures. Thank heavens the noise from the camera didnít disturb them too much.  I wish I could have gotten a picture of a male, but the females always chased the males away!

Flying in for a meal

 

Putting on the brakes

 

Checking to see if that dreaded human was watching

 

No human seen, safe to dine

Originally posted on 9/21/2003

All photos were taken by Cathy M. of her own birds and are property of Cathy M.  They may not be used or reproduced without permission.

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