Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Wednesday Wings - Finally!

Rufous Hummingbird
"Uplift!" - Rufous Hummingbird

Time flies;-) I will be a better blogger, I will be a better blogger... I do have some new photos to share of an old subject for me - hummingbirds! We finally have enough hummingbirds coming to our feeders here that I've been able to start photographing them again. Good thing, because I am seriously out of practice. We have Black-chinneds and Rufous here. The Rufous have just started coming through (and upsetting everyone because they really are the feistiest), while the Black-chinneds were the first to arrive after our feeders went up. Maybe it's the out of practice thing, but to me, they both seem to be faster than the Anna's. We had some Black-chinneds and a few Rufous in Cali, but I rarely caught them with my camera. So, I'm determined to get them now. I really want the Bc's full throat flash - that purple is my favorite color! In the meantime, here are some shots from the past week, and I hope you enjoy them:-) I'm so happy to have my favorite subject back!

Rufous Hummingbird photograph
"Tough Guy"

"Ready to Rumble!" - Rufous vs. Black-chinned (they never quit fighting!)

male Black-chinned Hummingbird
"Incoming!" - male Black-chinned, see that purple?!

female Black-chinned Hummingbird picture
"Hover" - female Black-chinned

Rufous Hummingbird photo
"Attack Mode!" - one very feisty Rufous!


ShinyAdornments said...

Great photos... all those different types of hummingbirds come to your own feeder? Lucky you.


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MikeyBoy50 said...

Sure are good pictures Erica.

Ours are going back South slowly but surely... Snif snif

Erica Lea said...

Thanks Kristy and Mike:-) Only two varieties, well, maybe a 3rd, but not sure. Just so many right now, it's incredible! Sniff, sniff here, too, for when they're gone for the year.

Jennifer MacNeill-Traylor said...

Awesome!! Love the shots. I would really like to see another hummer besides our ruby throated.

Kelly said...

Wow, wow, wow! Beautiful photos of the hummingbirds...