Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Finally!

My husband thinks I'm absolutely nuts. I sit in front of the hummingbird feeder everyday, for what must seem like hours to him, in quest of that holy grail of garden photos - the hummingbird shot. Well, it's not perfect, but I was just able to get a few. And it's only the female, who seems friendlier to me than the male but not quite as showy. She's so cute. I love her long tongue. Wonder what I should name her?





Also started working on my horsey Halloween pieces. I'll be adding the first one, a ghostly Paint Horse, tonight on Ebay!




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15 comments:

Sarah said...

LOL I think Jim thinks I am a bit photo crazy myself...I would looooove to catch a hummer! Beautiful shots hon!!! She is lovely!! I ran outside this morning camera in tow at the first sound of Chickadees in the yard.
I adore the horse - giggle...wonderful!!! Sarah

Kathleen Coy said...

YAY! Watch out, hummingbird photography is seriously addictive!!! I think I needed an intervention last year, lol.

Super cute horsey sign!

Lisa said...

Your hummer pics are very good. I too have sat & sat only to delete every shot! You've inspired me to get back out there and try again.
Love the halloween horse. I must get over & see your auctions.

Kathleen said...

Love the hummers! My sister and I sat and watched hers for quite a while yesterday - it was fun and I snapped a few pictures, too =)

dellartist said...

Oooh so beautiful! Your patience really paid off, didn't it? Funny how guys think things are a waste of time unless it is their project. Cute Halloween horse!

Reddunappy said...

I have been lucky photograping the hummers around our place. We have a pair of Anna's and Rufus hummingbirds, do you know what variety yours are? Hard to tell from the female.

Paint Girl said...

Great pictures of the hummingbird! I can never get pictures of them! They move too fast for me!! LOL!

Jennifer MacNeill-Traylor said...

For curious minds, she's a ruby throated hummingbird. The only kind that live east of the Mississippi. Thanks for the comments, I'd love to get a shot of the male.

Zan Asha said...

Hey Jen, long time no see! I love the pics of your hummingbird and yay for the Halloweeeeny stuff!

If girls are crazy, then Boys are silly--even the boy hummingbirds! How could he not want his pic taken? ;)

Jennifer Rose said...

glad you got a pic finally :) she is such a cute little thing

LUCKYLADY said...

I love to sit and watch the birds also I have gotten a few good shots

Kelly said...

Ohhh! I love those long, little hummingbird tongues too! Your capture is great!! ...and on top of that, Wow!! Your art is gorgeous!! I love all your horses!! :-)

Sonia ;) said...

OMG what a wonderful photo...so lucky...my father loved hummingbirds..we have a feeder in front of the front window of the house and loved to watch them with him...TY for a reminder of a wonderful memory...

Smiles,
Sonia ;)

Carolee said...

Great photo! And YAY for Vanessa's party - can't wait!!

~ Carolee

Heather said...

ah! the elusive hummingbird shots! those are difficult! I love seeing a hummingbird at rest. they are such sweet little creatures!