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.
What an amazing picture. And the hummingbird has a surprisingly large beak, I never knew they were that big.
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.
Good capture :-)Have a humtastic week :-)
Cool shot! Happy WW
Wow Karen! You got an awesome shot. I love hummingbirds. The national bird of Jamaica is a hummingbird. Happy WW!
Dinner time! Or is it breakfast? Great shot. Happy WW! :)
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.
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!!
Priceless!Submit to National Geographic.
What a lovely moment You did a great job.
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.
Wow! That is an impressive closeup of the hummingbird. And love how the whole scene is shades of green.
What a fantastic capture, well done!
This is simply gorgeous. nice framing by the bokeh too
Amazing capture! I played too. Mine are here and here.
Wow, cool sighting and capture!
That is a great find and a good shot.
incredible! would love to know how you set that up!
Fantastic capture of a beautiful moment.
That is incredible!!! I can only aspire to take pictures this great.Kathyhttp://gigglingtruckerswife.blogspot.com
Thanks for visiting Wordless Wednesday Bloggers!Jenniferwww.thejennyevolution.com
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.
wow...so this is how they really feed their young...awesome :)
Stunning capture!! I can only dream to be able to capture something like this!! Really a prized moment.
Super timing of the feeding process.Greetings,Filip
Oh my, what a fantastic capture!! Well done.
That is the most amazing capture! WOW!
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