My First Hummingbird Photo

Got my first hummingbird photo today.  It’s not great quality, but I was excited and had to share.  Hopefully I will get better pictures in the days ahead.

Ruby-throated Hummingbird

Ruby-throated Hummingbird

They are fast little buggers!

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About kathydoremus

Wife, mother, daughter, and friend. One who dabbles in writing, thinks in rhyme, and is utterly unable to escape the allure of alliteration:) Amateur nature photographer. A backyard bird watcher, a hiker of non-strenuous trails to waterfalls, and a fan of Atlanta sports teams. Driver of an orange Jeep Renegade who goes by the name of Earl. One who is nourished by silence, solitude, and a good cup of coffee. A lover of God’s Word and the riches that are hidden there. An extremely ordinary jar of clay who longs to see and be satisfied by the glory of God, and to somehow display that in my everyday life.
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11 Responses to My First Hummingbird Photo

  1. Hi Kathy,

    Nice photo, I like it!

  2. Awesome! Well done! They are hard to get photos of with all their movement. Last month I was able to get a few photos of one perched but all my tries of them at the nectar feeder ended up balls of blurr!!

    • kathydoremus says:

      I’m sure I looked pretty comical if anyone was watching me! I think I was stooping and bending and reaching all sorts of ways trying to keep track of where he was headed next.

  3. Sue says:

    Last summer I sat (sweating) in a blind about 10 feet from some cardinal flowers to get photos of the RTHBs ( http://bybio.wordpress.com/2013/08/17/a-perfect-fit/). I had to crank the shutter speed up to about 1/2000 to stop the wing action. Good luck, you’re off to a good start!

  4. matthias1982 says:

    wow – this is a really good one for the first photograph! So far, I have only blurred ones or black silhouettes!! congratulations to you! 🙂

  5. kathydoremus says:

    Thanks! I plan on stalking this little fellow and seeing if I can get some more pictures! 🙂

  6. Very cool! I’m envious. Getting a shot of any bird (beside our budgies) was always difficult for me, let alone a hummingbird! Congrats 🙂

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