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Thursday, September 3, 2009

Humming Along!

Yesterday afternoon, when I looked out of the kitchen window, I was happy to see this sight ~

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Earlier in the summer, I placed two pots of salvia on the edge of the deck to attract hummingbirds, but I'd never actually seen either of them being 'used'. Trying to take decent photos of these speedy little birds is difficult ~ so I thought...video...

It's a little shaky because I was so excited and I wasn't using a tripod, but I hope you enjoy the little hummer flitting in and out of the salvia ~ as viewed through my kitchen window.

4 comments:

  1. Wow, lucky you to see that out of your kitchen window!
    Great photo and the video is just brilliant.
    Have a good weekend! xx

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  2. Gorgeous. Well captured, especially the video. It really was a treat to see how the Hummingbird moves around the flowers. I wish I could hand hold a camcorder as steadily as that.

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  3. You're right about trying to capture those quick birds. It's like they've got radar for cameras or something! Well done, though, on getting this on camera!

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  4. Thanks, Flighty ~ I was really happy to see the hummingbird and to take a video of it. It's the last long weekend of the summer...Labour Day today ~ the students arrive at school tomorrow!

    Thanks John. Glad that you enjoyed seeing the humminbgbird in and among the flowers. I used the movie setting on my digital camera ~ so it wasn't hard to hold, but I had it held out in front of me to get a closer view and it felt a bit awkward!

    Hi Nikki ~ I'm sure you see these little birds a lot with all the colourful flowers in So Cal ~ yes, I was happy to catch it on my video setting. :)

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