Flying Hummers

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All of the above were taken in early April at Fort Desoto. I went thinking it would be a needle in a haystack to find the hummingbirds. There’s a large section of lantana bushes near the busiest migration spot in the park. There were several other photographers there already photographing the hummers. I looked at the bushes and realized the bushes were full of them. Someone had put a hummingbird feeder in the tree right over the bushes. So I stood there for about an hour watching them. Buzzing around and then resting for a few minutes. They must be in great shape. Constantly moving while eating. Maybe that’s how we humans could lose a few pounds, flap our arms as hard as possible while eating healthy food. Just thinking about it made me hungry so I headed off for some fast food.

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22 thoughts on “Flying Hummers

  1. I absolutely adored your photos of these great little birds, and laughed at the end when you commented about us following their exercise technique. What a wonderful experience, great post!

  2. HI Dina Well I am still laughing. I think there would be a lot of people sick doing exercises when eating!! Anyway, all these shots are tremendous. You are a great photographer.

  3. Absolutely gorgeous captures of hummingbirds!! They did take my breath away and I do love Hummers!! You are indeed a terrific photographer!! Thank you for sharing these with us!! Have a great week!

  4. Marvelous! I always admire photos of hummingbirds. I’ve never been successful at taking their “portrait”. I guess I’m going to have to plant lantana!

  5. What a feast for the eyes to come across so many hummers in one place. Your captures are wonderful. I am in total awe looking at your pictures. All the action you were able to grab. Bud and I adore our hummers and feed them faithfully. The other week I got some good close-ups for the first time is ages. If you are curious, here they are: http://climbingthedigitalmountain.blogspot.com/2014/05/our-hummers-have-returned.html. I marvel, too, at how much effort they have to put forth to do what they have to do. They are something else.

  6. I know! I looked for these Ruby-throated Hummers and couldn’t find them while I was in Florida this past spring. You have lovely captures on this hummer. I will say that if we pumped our arms up and around more, we’d shed some weight. I’ve had the same thoughts:)

  7. I should have gone out to Ft DeSoto when they were there flying around. I love seeing the little hummingbirds. And I knew you would be the one to ID my little bird!

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