Wednesday, August 21, 2013

It's a Crazy Busy Life...



Hummingbird Hurry


Sometimes LIFE just get's so crazy busy.






See my Feet?


You just gotta stop a minute to
catch your breath.

But just for a minute...





Back to Business


 cuz it's a crazy busy life.


 It's a good thing I love what I do...
do you?


♥  ♥  ♥

For the past several weeks I've started and ended my days in the Hummingbird Garden.
Sometimes my Honeyman joins me... 
now that's a real treat, 
cuz he's really crazy busy.


These little hummers put on quite the show.
I've taken thousands of pictures 
and have gathered tons of information.

It may take me years to sort out all the images.


More posts starring these Little Guys 
will surely follow.





Getting Every Last Lick


BTW, have you ever seen a Hummingbirds feet?
They're often tucked up in their feathers while they're in flight
like in the image above 


 


but never have I seen them perched quite like this before.

 Kind of a big deal if I say so myself.  :)




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Highland, Utah, USA

42 comments:

  1. Indeed, a busy, busy life. Beautiful post as always. Great shots of your humming bird friend.

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  2. What wonderful photos. Little birds are so difficult to capture on camera. Just beautiful.

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    1. Yes they are... they require a great deal of patience.

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  3. Awesome photos! I can just imagine the joy you must have had wandering into the garden and quietly capturing them. Thank you for sharing them. I didn't think hummingbirds ever sat still, so there you go. They have feet like our little honeyeaters.

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    1. Oh I've discovered their routine... they actually sit for very long periods.

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  4. It's very funny Hummingbird! Great photos, Carolyn!

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  5. I think those feet are a big deal too, beautiful photos!!

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  6. Wow! Wonderful pictures. I love to watch hummingbirds and am always thrilled to see them in my garden. I rarely get such good photos, however!

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    1. For every several hundred pictures I take of them, I find a handful of keepers. But those keepers... they really make me smile.

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  7. How fun! We have occasional hummer guests, but they prefer the neighbors' feeder in the sun. So, I never get photos of them (I know--never say never!) I did get some good hummer shots at my parents' house a couple of summers ago. They're fun to watch. Great captures--especially the one with the perching feet!

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    1. This morning the gardens were alive with them... they will soon be leaving our gardens on their way south. I'll have to come up with a new hobby.

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  8. Carolyn girl hello there !
    You are so lucky to have caught these pictures of this sweet tiny creature : )
    I wish we had seen some this year .. it is scary ... we have not seen these or any colourful butterflies .. not a one ! just small white moth like ones.
    This was my first time to have Black and Blue sage in the garden .. next to my Pineapple sage which I love .. the smell is just too funny how it smells like PINEAPPLE !!! LOL
    Wonderful pictures girl !!
    Joy : )

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    1. We have quite the party going on here... enough hummingbirds to keep us entertained. Besides the Black Salvia, they are mesmerized by the Monarda. Those blooms have been there since the end of June and are looking quite haggard, but the hummers can't get enough of them. Joy, I love the smell of pineapple... I'll have to look into that Pineapple sage.

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  9. Hi Carolyn, what great photos of that little hummer! We have a couple of nesting pairs that show up each spring but I have never caught a picture of one. Really need to get a good digital SLR. I have a wonderful non-digital SLR but gosh how spoiled have we gotten - being able to see the photo right away. I need me a fairy godmother :D What camera do you have? I hate to admit that with 2 years of college photography under my belt I have totally forgotten the important technical stuff like F-stops, aperture and blah, blah! :D
    Hope your week was nice and you have some fun planned for the weekend!
    Hugs as always my sweet friend :D
    Beth P

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    1. I shoot with a Nikon D5000. However, when I first began blogging in 2010, I only had a Canon point and shoot and I must say, those hummingbird pics turned out mighty fine.

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  10. I love your hummingbird pictures! Yes, their little feet are teeny-tiny! We have such fun watching these little birds and buy sugar for their sugar solution all summer long so that we get regular visits. This time of year, the hummers are really busy getting their fill of energy for the long commute ahead of them!

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    1. Yes and any day now I could go out there and they will be gone. (Sigh.) Thankfully they always come back.) Ours don't pay any attention at all to the feeders until the nights begin to get cool. Then they go crazy over them. That's when I know my days with them for this season are numbered.

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  11. Your hummingbird pictures are simply great. You must have used very high shutter speed to capture them with such clarity. I tried to capture some hovering sunbirds but the photos turned rather blurry.

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    1. I shoot so fast I really don't know if I have any great images until I put them up on the computer screen. It takes a lot of clicks to get images I'm satisfied with... I was thrilled to see the little feet.

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  12. somewhere I once read that people thought hummingbirds didn't HAVE feet. Thanks for you evidence that, of course the little birds have feet!

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    1. I was tickled to capture this image. I click away so quickly that often I don't see the real image until I load them on my computer. This one made me giggle.

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  13. They are so darling...and you have caught them midflight so gorgeouosly.

    Jen

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    1. Patience... and tons of clicks to find one good one dear friend.

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  14. Superbe ces photos. Je n'ai pas encore réussi à en photographier. Félicitation!

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  15. Beautiful photos :) I'd love one day to get the opportunity to try and capture these ... we don't have them here in the UK. It must be a wonderful end to the evening sharing that time with the hummers Carolyn.

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    1. It's a dreamy ending to my day... haven't been out there for more than a few minutes in the past month. Soon they will be gone for the Winter. (sigh)

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  16. I just did post on these cuties on the other blog I write for...Beautiful Wildlife Gardens. We have lots of hummers and they perch on plants, vines, structures and twigs...I just adore their cute feet. I love watching them rest.

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  17. These are wonderful photos! I adore seeing hummingbirds in my - or anyone's - garden!

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    1. Any day they will be leaving my gardens to migrate south for the cold months... I will miss them!

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  18. Your hummingbird photos are just wonderful!

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  19. We had one little hummer visit us this summer. I had tangerine sage planted in a pot on the deck, and it came back several times to that one plant. It has made me want to see more! I think next summer I'll have a couple of containers devoted to them and see if I can get a few more!
    Great pictures!

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    1. Tangerine salvia? That sounds delicious.

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  20. Hey Girlfriend :D I'm just checking in to make sure everything is okie dokie?! I've missed seeing your blog posts and having our short little chats so wanted to make sure you're just uber busy?! Funny, I've decided to cut back on my blogging at least for a little while... not completely mind you, just less often - I'm spending way too much time on the computer instead of being creative in other ways, like my new found love of spinning and knitting!:D Write back when you can...
    Giant Hugs coming your way :D
    Beth P

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    1. Thank you for missing me, Beth. I've missed you too! All is well. I'll stop by to visit in a minute.

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  21. I have never seen a Hummingbirds feet before, in fact I have never seen a Hummingbird. But who knows, what with climate change and all that stuff, you never know. Have to go, talk soon, I am busy, busy, busy.

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    1. Oh Alistair... you are missing a real treat. You have to slow down long enough to see them!

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