Sharing moments in time…

My favorite hummingbird shot….so far

I always look for opportunities to capture these incredible birds in flight – and I think I’m getting better at it with the practice.  This is my current favorite.  This was also taken at the san diego wild animal park but not at one of the exhibits – just a bush that I was passing by that had nice light and this little guy.  I was especially pleased that I caught him (or her) “flashing” the pink color to match the flowers.

Pretty in Pink (and Green)

22 responses

  1. obrienspix

    That is amazing. I even have hummingbird feeders in my yard & have never caught one like this. Beautiful shot.

    November 10, 2011 at 1:17 pm

    • Thanks Obrien – I don’t have any feeders but they frequent a tree in my backyard – but I always find myself shooting up at them:-)

      November 11, 2011 at 1:03 pm

  2. I love hummingbirds and this is an exquisite shot. You can even tell how fast his wings are flapping! Such a lovely shot of a graceful bird. And the flower gives the picture such a good balance 🙂

    November 10, 2011 at 2:17 pm

    • Thanks Marina – I’m glad others like it as much as I do.

      November 11, 2011 at 1:04 pm

      • Scott – do you mind if I include the hummingbird image as well as a ping to your post on my blog (it will be about Sources of Inspiration). Let me know! Thanks!

        November 11, 2011 at 2:13 pm

      • Marina,
        I’d be honored. Thanks Marina!

        November 11, 2011 at 2:22 pm

      • Fabulous – thanks Scott. I love your story on the About page also. You’re an inspiration!

        November 11, 2011 at 2:25 pm

      • Thanks for the kind comments – its not often a former government bureaucrat gets that kind of endorsement!!!

        November 11, 2011 at 7:17 pm

      • Scott – where was this shot taken? Which state, city?

        November 11, 2011 at 9:56 pm

      • Hi Marina, it was taken in Escondido which is about 20 miles outside of San Diego, California.

        November 12, 2011 at 8:01 am

      • Ahhh – I wondered as I used to live in San Clemente and would see hummingbirds quite a bit in my backyard. Thank you!

        November 12, 2011 at 8:14 am

  3. Cathy T

    Utterly exquisite! You could not improve on this one. Look at those little feet!

    November 10, 2011 at 2:45 pm

    • imagine her with little shoes!! Hi Cathy! Long time no see! Glad you liked the shot – I know you guys get these fellas all the time!

      November 11, 2011 at 1:05 pm

  4. I can understand. It would be my favorite also. This is an awesome shot with such clarity!

    November 10, 2011 at 3:07 pm

    • Thanks Fergie! I got a few good ones but this one beat my expectations.

      November 11, 2011 at 1:06 pm

  5. Beautiful capture. Practice makes perfect. 🙂

    November 10, 2011 at 8:26 pm

    • that is the quest….I’m enjoying the journey.

      November 11, 2011 at 1:07 pm


    November 11, 2011 at 5:03 am

    • Thanks Anthony! Glad you enjoyed it. Its one that I like every time I open it up 🙂

      November 11, 2011 at 1:08 pm

  7. Amazing shot. Love how you’ve captured the movement on his wings.

    November 11, 2011 at 8:44 am

    • Thanks Gracie, Its always a blessing when you just wander up to an opportunity like this shot was….

      November 11, 2011 at 1:10 pm

  8. Pingback: When a Bolt of Inspiration is Required | Marina Chetner

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