Tuesday, March 05, 2013

Wordless Wednesday - Hummingbird Feeding

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- Karen

30 comments:

AVCr8teur said...

For the 3rd year in a row, hummingbirds have made a nest in our backyard. We discovered this morning the 2 hummingbird eggs have hatched and the babies are now hungry and being fed by mother hummingbird. The babies' eyes do not appear to even be opened yet.

Jenny Woolf said...

What an amazing picture. And the hummingbird has a surprisingly large beak, I never knew they were that big.

AVCr8teur said...

Jenny: Thanks and yes, the beak is long to probe into flowers and drink the nectar as well as feeding their babies. The picture is deceptive with it being enlarged. I read the average hummingbird is 8.5 cm (3.3 inches) long from beak to tail.

caite said...

Awwww...so cute

stevebethere said...

Good capture :-)

Have a humtastic week :-)

drwphoto said...

Cool shot! Happy WW

Judy Haughton-James said...

Wow Karen! You got an awesome shot. I love hummingbirds. The national bird of Jamaica is a hummingbird. Happy WW!

OneDay/LadyJC said...

Dinner time! Or is it breakfast? Great shot. Happy WW! :)

AVCr8teur said...

Thanks everyone!

Judy: I did not know Jamaica's national bird is a hummingbird. How cool!

LadyJC: It's breakfast time when I took the shot, but this goes on throughout the day. The babies have healthy appetites.

Bernie said...

That is a great photo... I love seeing this type of stuff!

Mines up as well at AussiePomm - Hong Kong Sunrise!!!!

Have a great day!!

Indrani said...

Priceless!
Submit to National Geographic.

cocomino said...

What a lovely moment You did a great job.

Sukhmandir Kaur said...

Just saw a humming bird flitting about. I've seen them stop and sit on the fence but never have seen their nest. Would be really interesting to know where it is and how far they have to fly to get here. Must be a ways if they take time out to sit.

catsynth said...

Wow! That is an impressive closeup of the hummingbird. And love how the whole scene is shades of green.

llandudnopictures said...

What a fantastic capture, well done!

James Wei said...

This is simply gorgeous. nice framing by the bokeh too

Cafe au lait said...

Amazing capture! I played too. Mine are here and here.

eileeninmd said...

Wow, cool sighting and capture!

rainfield61 said...

That is a great find and a good shot.

Daricia, A Charlotte Garden said...

incredible! would love to know how you set that up!

Ramakant Pradhan said...

Fantastic capture of a beautiful moment.

Kathy said...

That is incredible!!! I can only aspire to take pictures this great.

Kathy
http://gigglingtruckerswife.blogspot.com

Jennifer Hughes said...

Thanks for visiting Wordless Wednesday Bloggers!

Jennifer
www.thejennyevolution.com

AVCr8teur said...

Everyone is too kind, it is just having a camera and being at the right place and time.

Indrani: It's not good enough for National Geographics.

Sukhmandir Kaur: Their nests are really small and are camouflaged. You have to really look to find them. They seem to be really active in the spring going from flower to flower.

catsynth: The nest is intertwined with the branches of a tree to make it more stable. The green is just the leaves of the tree.

James: Thanks, I think if I waited a split second more or less, I would have been able to capture more of the baby's eye.

Daricia: I just stood on a step stool a few feet away and waited patiently for the mama to return. The technical details are f/10, 1/800 second at ISO-800, focal length of 400mm handheld. Took it at 18 megapixel and cropped it down for a better close up view.

kikssimplelife said...

wow...so this is how they really feed their young...awesome :)

Liubov Kholov said...

Very inspiring!!!

Arti said...

Stunning capture!! I can only dream to be able to capture something like this!! Really a prized moment.

Filip and Kristel said...

Super timing of the feeding process.

Greetings,
Filip

Mandy Southgate said...

Oh my, what a fantastic capture!! Well done.

ArtandArchitecture-SF.com said...

That is the most amazing capture! WOW!