Tuesday, December 4, 2012

Black-chinned Hummingbirds (II)

These Black-chinned hummingbirds are from this summer, since I'm a slacker. I finally figured out all it took was a a bit of patience to get hummingbird flight photos and gave myself one of those pats-on-the-back kind of things once I realized this.  (Patience is not really my thing, which is a problem with bird photography sometimes, mmhmm). I have a good collection of flight shots now, so maybe in say, five months or so, I'll put more up. Since that's how I do it. I wish the second photo had turned out a little differently, but I'm surprised the gal getting smack-talked turned out sharp at all, so hey hey, I'll take it! Wild Bird Wednesday  Camera Critters

20 comments:

Kerri said...

Beautiful captures!

Sinbad and I on the Loose said...

Patience will come to you when you get older. Trust me. You'll have no choice in the matter if you want to remain sane.

Dave said...

you did well, never easy, but as you say patience is everything, and a bit of perserverance too. I particularly like image 2

Well done
Dave

EG CameraGirl said...

Such sweet captures!

Gary said...

Great shots!! Boom & Gary of the Vermilon River, Canada.

HansHB said...

Great photo. I would like to see birds like this one....

mick said...

Great in-flight photos. Wish I could have actually seen the action in the second photo. They seem like feisty little birds.

Carver said...

Fantastic shots of the hummers.

biobabbler said...

Nice work. =) I hear you on the patience thing. NOT my strong suit, as my husband reminded me recently.

Yeah, well... Good for you! Today I'm printing out 8 1/2 x 11" photos which I NEVER DO, so that's big for moi. Just about regardless of how they turn out.

Looking forward to more of the teeny birdie photos, but will not hold breath (as 5 month breath holding has GOT to be tough). =) xo

Dina J said...

Great shots of that tiny little bird!

Pat said...

Nice action shots!

Amanda said...

Lovely! I'm sure you're being a bit hard on yourself with the patience thing, you got the shots!

Stewart M said...

Nice pictures - the more humming birds I see the more I want to see one in the flesh - one day maybe!

Cheers and thanks for linking to WBW

Stewart M - Melbourne

Wally Jones said...

Nice work! I miss west Texas where it seemed every watering hole was abuzz with these little flying jewels.

Arija said...

Beautiful Jill! From the thumbnail , I thought it was a wader of some kind. Just shows you how good my eyesight is . . .

Laloofah said...

These are fantastic, especially that outstanding first photo! Hummingbirds are intriguing ~ so delicate and sweet looking, but holy cannoli, can they ever turn ferocious. That's quite the kerfuffle you captured!

Patience is definitely not my thing, either. Never has been. But I seem to have a lot more of it when photographing critters. A good eye and a good camera help too, and you clearly have both! (What kind of camera do you use?)

Kathy said...

Aw, such sweet pictures!

Pia said...

Great shots from this wonderful little bird! I wish to have them here to get my own photos.

Wayne (Woody), whatever said...

I dig hummingbirds. So little, so fast, so damn hard to photograph! Nice job.

Jen said...

I've never seen a photo of one of their spats, though I've seen it in person many times. Nice shots!