The Pokeberry Quilt

The Pokeberry Quilt

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Calliope Hummingbirds

 
I've had these little jewels the last week or so visiting what few flowers I have left.

 
Female Calliope Hummingbird

 
Smallest of the US hummingbirds
 
 
Only 2 3/4 inches long, most other hummingbirds are more than 3 inches to almost 4 inches long.

 
Tiny little feathers rim her eye.

 
It was several hours of perseverance and sitting oh so still to take these photos.  I was very pleased since I've never been able to get so many close-ups.

18 comments:

  1. Your patience sure paid off! She is beautiful. My aunt used to call hummingbirds "thread toes" since their little feet are oh so tiny! Great photos

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  2. Wonderful pictures. Well done. So beautiful to see.

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  3. Those are fabulous shots, really love the closeups. I have one that visits and it flew right up to my face and hovered in front of me, wish I had a camera then.

    Debbie

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  4. those are just beautiful!

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  5. I enlarged your photos...and the detail is amazing....what beautiful birds. Thank you for sharing.

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  6. Gorgeous pictures! I admire your patience!

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  7. I love your photos, so colorful and pretty.
    What kind of camera do you use?

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  8. Your photography is absolutely wonderful. I thought maybe you had gotten photos off the internet somewhere. Great job!!!

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  9. Beautiful shots Nancy!

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  10. I had no idea that Hummingbirds could be that small! What wonderful pictures you took of these little ones - beautiful photography!!!

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  11. Amazing pixs. We have four hummingbirds at our feeders this year. Really difficult to get good pics...you did great! We sit outside during " happy hour" and watch the "hummingbird wars", they really don't share well but they are great entertainment!

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  12. WOW!! Simply incredible photos!! Well done!

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  13. I am in awe of these photos Nancy! Stunning :-D and I love the little peach feathers, too cute.

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  14. Wow! Beautiful! Thanks for sharing them Nancy!

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  15. Beautiful job! You caught some wonderful images

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  16. They're absolutely beautiful pix. Was your camera on a tripod?

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  17. Amazing!!!! breathtaking Nancy.

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