Sunday, June 9, 2013

Mrs. Hummingbird

Well, the rain finally let up yesterday afternoon, and the sun was happy to make a comeback...we were happy to see it back too.

I decided to step outside and do a little more hummingbird hunting with my long lens, and I was not disappointed when a beautiful female hummer decided to show up to the feeder.  I'm so glad you liked the other images, and thank you for your kind words!

Not to be forgotten, Mr. Hummingbird showed up too and even gave me a wave hello! ;-)

I think this might be a mating pair, and I don't think this is the same male as in my last post because his throat feathers were far less dramatic than those of the other male.

Just like with the bluebirds, I never tire of seeing the beautifully colored feathers of hummingbirds, and these are her true increasing the saturation necessary.  Their feathers are iridescent, luminous, and simply brilliant, it's no wonder people have tried to capture these colors for years and bring them into their homes...Mother Nature is quite the color expert!

And here she is...Mrs. Hummingbird...she reminds me of that quote...

"Though she be but little, she is fierce!"   ~William Shakespeare ~

Happy Sunday!


  1. These are awesome photos, Kat! They are precious little creatures. We are starting to get some in our garden at the lake because of the flowers. We can't use feeders because we aren't there regularly to keep them filled so it's a delight to see them.

    Hope your having a great weekend!


  2. Absolutely stunning photos . . .

  3. Catching up here on your hummingbird series. Absolutely breathtaking, Kat! Your photos are right out of National Geographic. I love them all :)
    Have a great week ~
    x Loi

  4. Fierce she is, and truly beautiful. Bravo!!

  5. Okay, how weird is it that we BOTH put our hummingbird feeders out on the same day? I had to buy a new one because my old one broke. The seal on the bottom let go, spilling a whole feeder's worth of sugar water all over me AND the deck. Went to Lowes to investigate a better feeder, brought it home, filled it with new sap (as we call it), and the hummers responded the next day! I love to sit and watch them ... and I love your photos of them.

  6. Truly, truly amazing!!!

    I could watch these little
    guys for hours.

    Thanks for sharing your
    brilliant talents, Kat!

    xo Suzanne

  7. Oh my goodness Kat...your artistry and talents are extraordinary. Dad and I have been watching the hummingbirds at our feeders up here at the lake and although I have taken a few photos...they are not even close to these stunning images. Wishing you a peaceful summer! Laura :)

  8. Kat, can you share what lens you use to get shots like this? I have humming birds also, but I also have Baltimore Orioles and I would love to get some close photos, but those birds are the most skittish I've ever seen and there's no way I can get close enough.
    I'm so glad you are back. I've missed you.

  9. These photos are so beautiful, Kat!! Such gorgeous birds! We have a late variety of lilac that has just come into usually attracts hummingbirds, so I am on the watch!

  10. Kat,
    Your photos are just BEAUTIFUL! Love the dog pics.



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