Sunday Evening Post: The Hummingbird Edition

I have two  man-made Hummingbird feeders in my yard (both of which are quite lovely) but these little birds clearly prefer the God-made feeders that are growing in my garden.

This past week, I went out several times, trying to get some clear pictures. May I just say, these fellows fly far faster than I can focus!

Here are seven of my favorite photos from the week.





I am not a huge fan of Canna Lilies, but the Ruby-throated Hummingbirds seem to love them, so I guess these flowers have found a safe home in our garden.

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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25 Responses to Sunday Evening Post: The Hummingbird Edition

  1. aussiebirder says:

    WOW, WOW, WOW! how beautiful! Oh Kathy, I so love your hummingbirds, they are my favourite American bird!

    • kathydoremus says:

      Well then, since they are your favorite, I am glad I was able to post some pictures of them. 🙂 I was sitting on my front porch yesterday evening, reading my Bible, and one kept hovering about a foot away from my face. He was lovely company.

  2. Great shots of a beautiful little bird.They are so hard to catch with a camera. Your photos are super!

  3. Woo! These are calling for a painting!! 💜💛💜

  4. atkokosplace says:

    I miss seeing them. There were about three-four of them that would come by daily. I’ve moved across the country and haven’t seen them since. So sad. Yours is lovely. Wonderful capture!

  5. Jill Kuhn says:

    Beautiful Hummers!!! I think this is my favorite bird! Love your photos! Wow! ❤️

    • kathydoremus says:

      I love the challenge of trying to get pictures that aren’t a total blur! At first these little guys made me nervous, because they would dart right in front of my face. Now I am quite fond of them.

  6. gordy1983 says:

    Stunning shots. What settings do you use to get the wings so well in focus?

    • kathydoremus says:

      On the shots where the wings were less blurred, the shutter speed was about 1/1000. I kept it on Tv mode and let the camera decide on the aperture and the ISO. Trust me, I had a ton that didn’t turn out at all. 🙂

  7. I have a severe case of Hummingbird Envy! In all my life I have only once seen ONE, and that was in my first garden. I was so shocked that I almost fell over, lol. I still remember what it was feeding on: a smallish Buddleia alternifolia, and I also recall feeling surprised that it had chosen a non-red flower. It was a male Rubythroat, btw.
    Have never seen one since. 😦

  8. FANTASTIC Kathy!!!! Wow, these are absolutely wonderful!! Are you entering the Birds & Blooms photo contest?

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