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Holding Pattern

Posted by
Lesley (Lincoln, United States) on 5 July 2009 in Animal & Insect and Portfolio.

This is from the archives. Haven't seen any hummingbirds at the feeder this summer!

I'll return to my road trip series in a few days. I thought it was time for a little break.

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Philip from South Africa

Lesley nice shot these creature are so difficult to photograph well done :)

5 Jul 2009 10:56am

@Philip: Thanks, Philip. Yes, they are very difficult to shoot! They must sense my presence as I've had to wait a very long time for their return to the feeder once I've spotted them and gotten my camera ready.

MrsAmber from West Wickham, United Kingdom

This is so similar to this shot from B.Thomas yesterday! I was very impressed with that one...and this one is well captured too. Fascinating.

5 Jul 2009 11:41am

@MrsAmber: I saw her shot, Kate. I love the American flag in the background of hers!

Christopher from Atlanta, United States

Talk about being in the right place at the right time!

5 Jul 2009 12:04pm

@Christopher: Well, the right place at the right time for a long time! Waiting. And I'm not a terribly patient person. :)

Sarah from Suisse, Switzerland

Sensational capture!!

5 Jul 2009 2:36pm

@Sarah: Thanks, Sara!

Michael Rawluk from Williams Lake, BC, Canada

The hummers don't seem to like my feeder. Oh, well. I get to see this beauty.

5 Jul 2009 3:33pm

@Michael Rawluk: They haven't returned to mine this year. This is from my archives. I wonder why they've disappeared. Could have something to do with the 60 lb. canine in the backyard. ;)

B. Thomas from Arlington, Texas, United States

Thanks to MrsAmber for the mention of my shot yesterday. These little guys are so cool when they come in for a landing. Good capture. And thanks for your kind words yesterday. Hope I don't disappoint. ;-)

5 Jul 2009 5:04pm

@B. Thomas: They are quite beautiful and fun to capture (on "film"), but boy are they elusive once the camera comes out! At least that's been my experience.

john4jack from Corvallis, Oregon, United States

Very nice.

5 Jul 2009 5:19pm

@john4jack: Thanks, Jack.

Frissons from No City, France

wow, in flight, congratulation and cheers

5 Jul 2009 6:02pm

@Frissons: Thanks, Frissons. I was quite pleased with the results of my efforts. Thanks for visiting my blog.

jeff (aka dogilicious) from Millerstown, PA, United States

Awesome capture. Nice!

6 Jul 2009 12:50am

@jeff (aka dogilicious): Thank you so much, Jeff!

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

A little beauty!

6 Jul 2009 2:06am

@Steve Rice: Aren't they, though? Lovely colors.

Laurie from New Jersey, United States

Oh I am so jealous! I've never had an opportunity to get a shot of one. This is so cool.

6 Jul 2009 6:14pm

@Laurie: Believe me, I thought I'd never get a good shot of one of these sneaky little birds, either. They're so darned quick and they always seem to know when I'm out with the camera!!