Saturday, December 25, 2010

Merry Christmas!

deer, buck
I hope you and yours are enjoying a wonderful holiday season!!! No "white Christmas" here, but the hills are coming alive with green:-) This photo was taken yesterday, and this first deer we've seen in the entire time we've been taking drives on our foothill road - perfect timing!

Thursday, December 9, 2010


Well, once again, it's been too long! So, I decided to remedy that by doing a post of some of my hummingbird pictures taken over the past few months. Despite one really cold snap, it seems like we still have more hanging around than normal for this time of year. Yesterday, I counted ten around the feeders - not nearly as many as a couple months ago, but they're still emptying the small feeder once a day. So glad to have them, and I love being able to share my photo addiction with you:-) All are Anna's Hummingbirds, the one species that we do have year-round here. Hope you enjoy!

male anna's hummingbird

"Attention!" Sometimes, the males' heads are almost magenta like this, other times they have a deeper maroon with gold highlights like the next pic depending on the light when they flash. It's always gorgeous to see:-)

anna's hummingbird


"Ta da!" Female Anna's - I always seem to share photos of the males, but the females are lovely, too, don't you think?

male anna's


anna's hummingbird

"Hello Down There!"

"Bat Bird" - I've done this before, shouldn't work, but it does in a weird way. On camera flash at dusk, so ISO 400, and shutter speed was just 200. This is one of the few times flash eye isn't bad, lol!


"Up Close and Personal" - bad background, but he's so close and detailed:-)

"Target Locked!" - My favorite hummingbird photo this year, just because it's a shot I've never gotten before. It usually winds up as a blur. This photo even made it to the front page of Etsy in a Treasury a while back:-)

"Bottoms Up!" - Bye for now!