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Saturday, July 25, 2009

We thought it would be nice to bring some nature a little bit closer so we picked up this hummingbird feeder. You know what they say. The way to a bird's heart..........
If we have some luck and yours truly is able to get some good shots, I'll be sharing them right here. For now I guess I'll just sit here and tap my foot until they start showing up.


  1. AB Says:

    "For now I guess I'll just sit here and tap my foot until they start showing up."

    And then they will say, how lucky you were to be there at the right moment.

  2. Anonymous Says:

    You might have to wait for a week and then change the food (as it spoils or gets nasty with age) and then when you least expect it they show up. I suspect it will be a youngster at first.
    Pick a Peck of Pixels

  3. Jacob Says:

    Our daughter lives high on a mountain in Colorado and has a hummingbird feeder on her back deck into which she pours sugar and water and the hummingbirds show up by the dozens. She works at home and sometimes they drive her crazy...lots of humming...

    And she has some nice photos but they're hard to get sharp. Use a fast shutter speed and a fast lens...

    Good luck. I shall anxiously await the pictures. Just don't go to sleep sitting there. Oh, you're tapping your foot...that'll keep you awake. Unless your foot goes to sleep. Then you'll be sleep-tapping!

    Have a great day!

  4. Good luck!!!!
    I have some blurry pics of hummers--I'm not fast enough I guess. MB

  5. Hilda Says:

    I don't think we even have hummingbirds here, but I'm willing to hang a feeder this pretty!

    Good luck with getting visitors and getting photos of them!

  6. Shadow Says:

    I have 2 hummingbirds that come to the feeder every year. The only problem? They don't like sharing with each other, even though there are 5 stands for feeding!

  7. They are amazing little creatures. I guess the thing to remember is they will show up when they want to, not when you want them to. Over at http://www.nikoncafe.com/vforums/ under the "birds" section there are some great tips from a top notch hummingbird photographer. Thank you all for the input!

  8. tapirgal Says:

    I love the red, and I'm sure the birds will, too. Thanks for sharing the feeder, and I'll be looking forward to the photos! It's one incentive to learn more about lenses and shutter speeds. I intend to take my camera off "auto" more this year. I know the theories with my old SLR, but have not gone there with digital yet. I don't have an SLR, but the possibilites are still there. They actually seem more confusing than the old manual camera. I'll be working on it this year, though. I hope you have great fun with the birds and their very fast movement!

  9. brian stout Says:

    good luck! i have a few blurry ones, they're quick!

  10. Frank Says:

    Nice way to spend some idle hours. Tapping away and waitng for a shot to fly up...and hold still for a portrait. It is a cool looking feeder.

  11. tapirgal Says:

    To continue . . . yes, I love digital, and as you mentioned, it's great not wasting film and processing any more. I could have filled a room with all the bad shots from my old Nikon F that I loved and that was (like yours) my old shoe :)

  12. Lois Says:

    I had hummingbirds show up within an hour after I put my first feeder out a couple of years ago. Now it is one of my favorite things to do. I change the sugar water about every three days depending on how hot it gets. My hummers tend to fight over the feeders though and they are pretty funny when they start dive bombing each other!

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