Tuesday, July 16, 2019


We planted the sunflowers and zinnias for the bees, but other critters like them too. I'd been seeing these little rascals sipping nectar for the last few weeks.

Yesterday, I took my camera from the bag and attached my telephoto lens. Walking out to the backyard, I dragged a chair close to the fence and sat.

I started snapping pictures of flowers at first. It only took a few minutes before I saw this little sucker having her way with our orange sunflowers. We'd never planted them before, but we're already in love and I'll let the hummer speak for itself.


  1. You got a great picture of the hummingbird.

  2. Brilliant. I do suffer from hummingbird envy.

  3. These are magazine ready photos. Good job.

  4. The telephoto lens gives a great result and lends itself to cropping on all three images; especially the flower and the hummingbird image.
    Does that sound like teaching your grandmother how to suck eggs?
    If it doesn't right now, it sure will when you finish your on-line photography course!!

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  6. Good shot, besides the beauty of the hummer, the fuzz on the stalk of the sunflower can be seen. GOOD!
    Sherry & jack

  7. I love Hummer....She is a beauty. We have butterfly bushes for the butterflies, bees and hope to see hummingbirds. We have a hummingbird feeder also but nothing so far. I love the flower pics-so bright and clear

  8. Such a great catch. Hummingbirds are sooo quick.


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