Sharing moments in time…

Backyard Hummingbird


While up in Yellowstone with my Scottish friends, I was surprised that they do not have hummingbirds over there – and had never seen one.  I took this photo in my San Diego backyard on Thursday to send to them as just a quick snapshot of our frequent visitors.  I always find these guys fascinating.  Whether you have them around your locale or not, I hope you enjoy.

Hummingbird Humming

Hummingbird Humming

14 responses

  1. awesome shot! 🙂
    I might be jealous. For me, a snail is just fast enough and you show such a great photo 😉

    June 2, 2013 at 8:08 am

  2. Very nice sir,don`t know why you feel you need a new lens! ;o)

    June 2, 2013 at 8:19 am

    • Ross,
      Glad you made it home alright. I caught that with my 300/f4…it seems to be working again….

      June 2, 2013 at 8:49 am

  3. We’re just up the road, and we have lots of hummers, but none that color. Amazing. And amazing photo. How did you get it to stop to pose???

    June 2, 2013 at 1:00 pm

    • Hi Cathy – we get two main types here and this is one of them. Didn’t do anything special, pulled up a chair in the backyard, sat for about 5 minutes and tried to look like a flower….

      June 2, 2013 at 1:30 pm

  4. It is amazing how they manage to hover while they are feeding.

    June 2, 2013 at 2:44 pm

    • Colline – and then be off in the blink of an eye – amazing aerobatics!

      June 2, 2013 at 3:32 pm

  5. Beautiful shot! I haven’t seen this kind in Northern Cal. We get lots of Anna’s Hummingbirds.

    June 2, 2013 at 2:46 pm

    • FAPG – I saw the shots you have on your site – well done! I did some looking on bird sites and I think the ones we have now are Rufous hummingbirds.

      June 2, 2013 at 3:37 pm

      • Thank you!! And thanks much for the research… Hope to see some golden hummingbirds in the S.F. Bay area in the near future.:-)

        June 2, 2013 at 9:38 pm

  6. amazing photo; great patience and perseverance

    June 3, 2013 at 1:03 pm

    • Eddie,
      I’d love to claim patience and perseverance but the little hummers are pretty regular around here so it wasn’t much of a wait…. 🙂

      June 3, 2013 at 2:48 pm

  7. They are very common at the lake, Scott … and can be rather pushy when the feeder is empty! Gorgeous shot …

    June 3, 2013 at 6:53 pm

    • Thanks Cheryl – I always love to watch them and their interactions – you’re lucky to have them around you also.

      June 3, 2013 at 7:52 pm

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