Day 271 - Immature Male Anna's Hummingbird

I pulled over to the side of the road to get a shot of the Mexican Sage bushes and was delighted to find about 5 hummingbirds flying around. I was so wishing I had my 70-200mm lens since they are very skiddish and don't let you get close at all. Thankfully I was able to hide behind the bush and capture this guy with my 18-135mm. With a little cropping I am quite pleased with the results!









and then, she {snapped} the long road

20 comments:

geetlee said...

beautifully captured!
We used to have an Anna's hummingbird outside the window of our apartment but one day he flew away and never came back.
It is tough to get them on camera!

Pieces of Sunshine said...

What a lovely surprise! Well done.

Kristin said...

You always find the coolest stuff to shoot! I was thinking of you today because I revisited my July folder looking for some shots for my Quarterly Top 5. I sure had a lot of fun that day and miss you!

Seeing Each Day said...

What a great surprise to have the hummingbirds come along. Just love looking at your work.

Nadege, said...

I love the purple background on these amazing captures. What a lucky find.

Nancy @ A Rural Journal said...

I think you did great! Cute little bird. :)

Kathryn said...

always love a hummingbird shot! they can be so hard to catch, but so worth it ;)

Stacia said...

Wow, I don't think I've ever seen a hummingbird resting. They are gorgeous creatures, aren't they?

Maryvel Friesen said...

My Goodness!!! He is so . . . beautiful!!!!! How lucky you were! Love, love, hummingbirds!

Courtney said...

As you should be! These are beautiful!!!

Yvonne said...

Wow! So fabulous. I love it :)

missing moments said...

You captured them so well! I miss mine ... they have all left. :(

lisa said...

Oh my goodness, how lucky you were to be able to capture these images, and you have done it so beautifully! Really wonderful photographs Misty!

Kim Stevens said...

Yes, those little guys are hard to capture! I just a few days ago noticed that I have some wild morning glory growing or should I say wandering through my garden. Then this morning I saw a hummer but he got startled and never came back. So you should be very pleased with these, they are fab!

Leslie said...

amazing pictures!

Ruth's Photo Blog said...

Oh,you should be content with these pictures.

Ashley Sisk said...

They look like they're posing for you.

Jaime said...

Very pretty! Lovely bokeh...love the brown/pink tones.

Mallory said...

Great job- getting a good shot of a hummingbird takes skill.

Branson said...

Gorgeous, gorgeous, gorgeous! And I love how you have displayed these as a diptych!