Wednesday, August 5, 2009

At Rest

It’s not often that I get an opportunity to see a hummingbird resting, especially at close range. This little fellow let me get amazingly close while I snapped a few pictures before he swiftly hummed off in search of more nectar.

10 comments:

Abraham Lincoln said...

They are nice to see. So quick. And so curious. They chirp too and I assume you have heard them. I usually hear their chirp before I see them if the flowers are very thick that they are on. You really did get a striking photograph.

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Fio said...

Lovely. Congratulations!

Dave-CostaRicaDailyPhoto.com said...

This is a rare shot. I can't count how many times Julie or I have raised a lens to try to capture a hummingbird, only to have it fly off before we could get a decent photo.

Jarart said...

Nice capture of an elusive creature. Hummingbirds are so cute.

Julie ScottsdaleDailyPhoto.com said...

so cute. is it an Anna's Hummingbird?

Rob said...

Excellent picture, looks as if he was almost posing...

Bob Crowe said...

Fabulous composition. How rare to see a hummingbird sit still!

JM said...

So cute!!!

Lisa Wilson said...

One in a million shots, for sure!

Jan said...

That is a female. I have sdome in my yard too. The males are the colorful ones. Great pic Sharon!