Friday, August 17, 2018

I Finally Captured a Hummingbird (On Camera)

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Photo by Angie Ouellette-Tower

I Finally Captured a Hummingbird (On Camera)

For decades I have been trying to take pictures of the speediest bird without success.  Whenever I saw a hummingbird in the past I was so excited to have even spotted one that by the time I fumbled with my camera, this nimble bird was nowhere to be seen.

Recently, (and thanks to the attentiveness of my niece) I was able to snap a few pictures of this amazing bird.  In the picture above it's almost as if he's looking straight at me!

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Photo by Angie Ouellette-Tower

I included the picture above because when I was reviewing the pictures after I had taken them, this was the first one that I saw and I was so overjoyed to have finally captured some part of a hummingbird - even if it was the tale end.

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Photo by Angie Ouellette-Tower

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Photo by Angie Ouellette-Tower
Then I saw this!  I know it's not National Geographic quality but after so many years of trying to get an actual picture I am thrilled to have succeeded.
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Photo by Angie Ouellette-Tower
This would have been the best photo of the bunch but unfortunately I had moved and was taking pictures through the screen instead of the window pane.


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  1. Love your hummingbird photos.
    If you where to put out some hummingbird feeders you will see more coming around to visit. As long as you have feeders out, they will come back year after year. I place my feeders at the same place / area year after year.
    It's such a joy watching them little beauties.

    1. Thank you so much! I will do just that.
      Have a lovely day!

    2. With the Texas heat, as hot as it's been, I change the hummingbird feeders every other day and put 1 cup of sugar water in each feeder. You don't want the sugar water to sour as that isn't good for the hummingbirds. I do have extra feeders so when I change out the feeders I have clean ones to put out in place of those I just brought in. Clean out the dirty ones really well so that they will be ready for the next round of feeder changing.
      If making your own sugar water Always boil the water first, let cool completely and then measure out 1/4 cup sugar - 1 cup water and store in refrigerator until ready to use. Just make sure you mark your sugar water containers before putting in the frig.

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