Friday, August 12, 2011

If I pegged the squeemeter before, I've spooled it a couple times on this one


My little hummingbird girl is really hitting the feeder at the window by my desk. My whole work day is so much brighter just for seeing her. She seems a curious little thing, and I thought she had looked in at me a few times, but sort of dismissed this as my imagination.

Today, I was using my Canon Rebel XT to photograph her. I sat with my arms resting on a table, poised to snap. She came up and drank for a few seconds. I got about 30 photos, and near the end, she backed up, and hovered, looking directly at me. How adorable is this??? :)

It's been a long time, and I need to work on adjusting the settings, but I did get several photos that are quite lovely and clear, and I'll start putting them up tomorrow. In the mean time, here's her peekaboo moment.


DaddyBear said...

One of my favorite memories of life is hand feeding hummingbird feeder juice to a baby hummingbird whose mother had been eaten by the neighbor's cat. The nest was attached to a set of wind chimes, so I'd take the wind chimes down, squeeze out a drop of red sugar water just enough that it was a bubble, and let the little guy lap it up. When he stopped feeding, I'd hang the wind chimes back up and come back later for more.

It took about three weeks for him to grow, molt, and fly away, and he was the prettiest animal I ever saw.

Thanks for reminding me of good times!

Vinogirl said...

OMG...fantastic photo!

Keads said...

NICE pics!

Auntie J said...

Canons take such nice pictures. The one I have is a step down from yours, but works nicely all the same.

Great shots!

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