Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Approaching the target


These two hummingbirds are zeroing-in on the same Century Plant bloom.  As it turned out, one of them had to divert to a different bloom.  Hummingbirds don't like to share the same bloom at the same time.

17 comments:

Mo said...

WOW! this is a difficult shot to get. Those birds are the fasted thing on earth. Congratulations.

Kate said...

Hummingbirds are actually quite feisty!

Birdman said...

Strange shot. Caught in the moment.

J. P. said...

Hummingbirds are actually quite territorial and agressive! Not sure if many people realize this because they look so innocent :)

Gringo said...

Wow, perfect capture. Nice shot!

Judy said...

Nice picture and what a pretty bloom. I have seen hummingbirds fighting over a flower and they can be very aggressive.

Dave-CostaRicaDailyPhoto.com said...

They can be aggressive. I did a night hike in the Amazon and had to fend off a charge by a wild animal -- a hummingbird.

PerthDailyPhoto said...

What a super shot Sharon, like the other little hummer departing to find his own bloom :)

Mary Helen-Art Saves Lives said...

WOW you are really really good...this is a miracle shot. Thank you for sharing. Peace, Mary Helen Fernandez Stewart

glenda said...

Really amazing photo!

Lowell said...

I didn't know that about hummingbirds and blooms. Kudos on a fine capture! They will share a feeder at the same time, though. Maybe there's more food available.

RedPat said...

Super shot! A friend had a hummingbird feeder at their cottage and we would watch the birds fighting with each other over who would get to eat.

Jack said...

Traffic control, traffic control, evasive action is required! Urgently.

Randy said...

That's a WOW shot!

llandudnopictures said...

Amazing, well done!

JM said...

This is absolutely wonderful! And I had no idea those tiny fellows don't like to share the same bloom... But now that you mention it, I don't recall ever seeing two on the same flower. Maybe on feeders only... I don't know, but there were so many on the resorts I've been to in Costa Rica.

Karl Demetz said...

WOW, fantastic, Sharon!