Hummingbirds!

1 05 2016

I always love it when my hummingbirds come back. They first start appearing here around March, but in late April, early May, I have to add new food almost every few days.  They zip and zoom and argue about who’s “flower” it is. They are such fun to watch!  Today was the first day to get out and shoot the “dominant” male at my feeder.  He seems pretty relaxed around me, so I might get more good shots going forward.

Here are the first shots


Male Rufous Hummingbird (Selasphorus rufus)
by Brian Hampson, on Flickr


Male Rufous Hummingbird (Selasphorus rufus)
by Brian Hampson, on Flickr


Male Rufous Hummingbird (Selasphorus rufus)
by Brian Hampson, on Flickr


Male Rufous Hummingbird (Selasphorus rufus)
by Brian Hampson, on Flickr





Our Rufous Hummingbirds

28 05 2013

We’ve had a pretty steady stream of Rufous Hummingbirds to our feeder this past month.  We definitely have a dominant male that has claimed the feeder and it’s fun to watch him chase off the other males.  Here are a few shots of our smallest feathered visitors.

1.

Study of a male Rufous Hummingbird (Selasphorus rufus) by DragonSpeed, on Flickr

2.

Study of a male Rufous Hummingbird (Selasphorus rufus) by DragonSpeed, on Flickr

3.

Female Rufous Hummingbird by DragonSpeed, on Flickr

4.

Female Hummer in-flight. by DragonSpeed, on Flickr

5.

Rufous Hummingbird (Selasphorus rufus) in-flight by DragonSpeed, on Flickr

For these and other hummingbirds, please see my hummingbird set:
http://www.flickr.com/photos/dragonspeed/sets/72157624567403704





Rufous Hummingbird – A Study

13 06 2011

Yesterday afternoon was a great day for watching my backyard birds. I sat and watched the hummers zip in and out and the adult male chasing off pretenders to his throne… A few shots from the afternoon’s watching:

Comments and Critique welcome!

1. Female/Juvi close-up:

Study of Hummingbirds #6 by DragonSpeed, on Flickr

2. Female/Juvi at the feeder:

Study of Hummingbirds #5 by DragonSpeed, on Flickr

3. Male in flight:

Study of Hummingbirds #4 by DragonSpeed, on Flickr

4. Male in flight:

Study of Hummingbirds #3 by DragonSpeed, on Flickr

5. Male in flight:

Study of Hummingbirds #2 by DragonSpeed, on Flickr

6. Male in flight (giving me the business end!):

Study of Hummingbirds #1 by DragonSpeed, on Flickr





Finches, Hummingbirds, Jays! What a great time to have a feeder

4 06 2011

Things are active around the feeders these days and the hummingbirds seem to be more tolerant of me shooting. Here are some shots from yesterday.

1. My Wet Steller’s Jay
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Wet Steller’s Jay by DragonSpeed, on Flickr

2. Dodging raindrops.
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Male Rufous Hummingbird by DragonSpeed, on Flickr

3. In flight.
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Hummer in flight by DragonSpeed, on Flickr

4. A Photoshop rescue – this one was soo dark in the fir tree boughs
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Showing off his stuff by DragonSpeed, on Flickr

5. Male American Goldfinch
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Sitting pretty by DragonSpeed, on Flickr

6. Juvenile House Finch
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Immature House Finch by DragonSpeed, on Flickr

It’s a great time to be shooting backyard birds!








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