Wednesday, August 8, 2012

A Little Patience


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26 comments:

the wild magnolia said...

there are no words.....

Tombstone Livestock said...

he/she looks so pudgy, LOL. Another fantastic photo. Thanks for sharing.

Daniel LaFrance said...

Fattened-up in preparation for the migration.

Heck of great capture!

Linda said...

Patience is right! How long do you have to wait to catch one sitting and waiting like that! Beautiful shot - he certainly does look chubby in that photo! They don't look so chunky when they are flying around! Thanks for linking up this week! Your contributions are always delightful and appreciated!

NatureStop said...

AMAZING capture!Have a great day!

Shantana

Faye said...

Is this one dropping hints that SOMEONE needs to fill the feeder? :-) Love the way you've chosen to shoot this little jewel against a dark background, Brian. How dramatic!

Carole M. said...

amazing; we generally only get to see them hovering in flight mode; you did very well to have this opportunity granted you Brian

Beth said...

such a cutie. no kidding. that would be a long process. i've tried several times this year. & just give up. one day i'm determined to wait. but not yet. ha. ha!! (:

Stewart M said...

Very nice picture! There is an all white "version" of my egret as well - a much more classic colour for that sort of bird.

How long did the hummer have to wait?

Stewart M

Andee said...

Come on Brian fill of the hummingbird feeder. Clearly he is hungry :)

Debbie said...

she is beautiful brain, clearly saying, thanks for the nourishment!

she looks a little chubbier then mine. do you think she is a youngin' or perhaps she has made too many trips to the feeder!!

Amy Burzese said...

That's a little fatty. That water drop on the tail is just great.

Jan n Jer said...

What a little Chubster! Love it!

TexWisGirl said...

love this tiny little one! looks like a fat little leaf. absolutely special! :)

Grandma Barb's This and That said...

Cute little chubby guy! Who had the most patience?

Cathy said...

Wow... she is beautiful and what an amazing photo Brian.

Liz said...

Patience definitely paid off, Brian!! Great image.

Leenie said...

Yes, patience. You've got it. Love how the dark background spotlights the little hummer and how the red of the feeder makes the green feathers pop.

Gillian Olson said...

Great picture, a tiny but chubby little hummer.

Mary said...

Ha..so not common to see..is the water sliding down the beak...only a moment of stillness.

Beth said...

Stunning shot!

Terri Buster said...

Oh I am so jealous you have gotten a good shot of a hummer sitting so perfectly still. Drat my camera!

Candy C. said...

Your patience paid off beautifully!! :)

Ida said...

Oh my gosh how cute! You don't ofen see one still like that.
So glad your patience paid off so well.
I saw 2 hummingbirds the other night in our next door neighbors apple tree. To far away for me to photograph though with my Point and Shoot.

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

So beautiful! Absolutely perfect.

Gail Dixon (Louisiana Belle) said...

Gorgeous! The patience part is the challenge. I got some of the ruby throated today, too, but I'm waiting for morning to see if I can do a little better. Know how I lured him? Found a hummingbird sound bite on my iphone and played it repeatedly. Eventually, two of them came out. But they fought too, and that caused my dog to notice them, so he chased them away. I spent the better part of the afternoon trying to lure them back to no avail. Dang dog!