Just Humming Along

I’m just humming along to your nature sounds,

the busy buzzing of wings,

your furtive flights that limit captures–

ah, but I got you, wee one,

drinking my nectar,

my temptor’s brew so I can see you.

About apronheadlilly

wife and mother, musician, composer / poet, teacher, and observer of the world, flawed Christ-follower
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20 Responses to Just Humming Along

  1. Great hummingbird shots. They are so difficult to photograph.

    • I would have my camera on burst, but inevitably I would just miss them. They are fast! Out of hundreds of shots, I only got a few. 🙂 But I like them. More and more are coming to the feeder, so I’m hoping to get some good ones.

  2. Ahaha, I love this, “your furtive flights that limit captures–.” Why, he probably posed for you intentionally. Really, the last pic is curious. And if I might say, you’re one lucky photographer. Thanks for sharing this, Ms. Lily – delightful… 😉

  3. A lovely fellow you have. Fast is an understatement. 🙂 Did your ant moat arrive yet? You look pretty ant free in these photos.
    You are doing well to get more than one coming to your feeder. Our Ruby-throats are so territorial, it’s not funny. I actually just saw two females, one at each feeder, sipping happily.

    • Since they found me, I have several different ones–some small, some big, some with a purple ring on the neck and green back, another with a white ring. They are so pretty and fun to watch, but soooo hard to catch! I am thankful for my bursts on the camera. So many shots were out of focus, though.

  4. selah says:

    great captures.. 🙂

  5. dorannrule says:

    Oh, these are so sweet and I love your poem too.

  6. melodylowes says:

    I have never seen a hummingbird so very still – it is as though you put her in suspended animation! 🙂

  7. pattisj says:

    Great shots! They are so elusive.

  8. Shutter Bug says:

    Great capture of a truly adorable yet elusive creature, Lilly. Lovely!

  9. SL Schildan says:

    Great work, Lilly. A day spent capturing moments like these is well worth delaying anything relating to work. 😀 I’m fairly successful getting shots of the tiny Anna’s which stay year round… when they are in stupor mode sitting on a branch in the snow or cold of winter. But this time of year, their main goal is to protect the feeders. They are not good at sharing, even when it is one their young.

  10. SL Schildan says:

    BTW Lilly, I have been told their wings beat at 3200 a minute or some such ridiculously high rate as to not be captured as anything but a blur on film. So the bird’s wings are perfect in all these these. AWESOME!! and IMPRESSIVE!!

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