Hummingbird Pollen on Beak

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Hummingbird Rufous female with pollen on her beak, hovering beside the pale blue lobelia and white bacopa flowers in the hanging basket near front door.
taken from open front window with telephoto lens


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Joe Bradley - Oct 09, 2012 07:27 AM EDT
Another awesome close up. Love the details in this image.
alandrapal - Feb 20, 2011 05:42 PM EDT
Hi Sarah, only just saw your message. Have just replied to the email add you supplied Best wishes, Alandra
slisle - Feb 11, 2011 12:26 PM EDT
Hi, Alandra. I am interested in using this image in an exhibit. Can you please contact me at sdlisle [at] gmail [dot] com? (spaced it out to avoid spam). Thanks, Sarah
alandrapal - Dec 31, 2009 01:19 AM EDT
thankyou Laura from Australia. Have only just seen your comment here, several months late in replying to you, sorry. Haven't been visiting the site much for sometime.
LauraJohnson - Aug 01, 2009 11:13 PM EDT
He heard the click of the camera, so well done...
alandrapal - Jun 19, 2008 02:42 AM EDT
that's nice of you, Trish. Many thanks. am happy you like it
Trish1025 - Jun 18, 2008 02:26 PM EDT
Wonderful shots of these quick little takes time and practice to capture these speedy little beauties...great work!!
Guest - Dec 20, 2007 04:22 AM EDT
really nice to hear this, Robyn. Please thank him for me and let him know this makes me happy.
Guest - Dec 19, 2007 11:43 PM EDT
My son really loves your hummingbird photos, Alandra!
Guest - Sep 10, 2007 03:48 PM EDT
Hi Gail, a great and happy surprise to see your lovely comment here, thanks very much, am so happy you like the pics.
Guest - Sep 10, 2007 01:08 PM EDT
Your hummingbird photos are just wonderful...we have them here but I never see them. When you love doing something, it really shows;)
Guest - Jul 09, 2007 11:22 PM EDT
many thanks, WebSphinx, glad you like it. That one was from the previous summer.
Guest - Jul 09, 2007 11:11 PM EDT
Spectacular work.
Guest - Jun 27, 2007 03:58 AM EDT
hi Maddie and Mike, thanks to both of you for the nice comments. Glad you like the hummer pics. -- am not sure how I do it, Mike, mainly luck I think, as I don't know that much about the camera :)
Guest - Jun 27, 2007 03:44 AM EDT
alandra this is a lovely shot infact all your humming bird photos are brill how do you do it ?
Guest - Jun 27, 2007 03:17 AM EDT
this is heaps gnarly =]]] Keep it up!
Guest - Jun 14, 2007 11:20 PM EDT
thanks for the nice comments, Niko. Hope you'll have success in getting some good hummer shots, keep trying, - it does take a lot of time and patience.
Guest - Jun 14, 2007 03:51 PM EDT
Wow, that's amazing! I've tried shooting a photo of one once, but the moment my camera clicked, it was gone!
Guest - May 17, 2007 03:06 PM EDT
thanks for the nice comment, Pejuta. I believe yours is my first comment from Mexico. glad you like it.
Guest - May 17, 2007 09:04 AM EDT
Very good shot!!!
Guest - Oct 26, 2006 07:44 PM EDT
thanks, Pecman, that's very nice of you. Glad you like it : ) I've been enjoying your great English scenery images also.
Guest - Oct 26, 2006 06:28 PM EDT
the best freeze frame shot i have looks like the bird has stop mid air and turned to smile at the camera. wd
Guest - Oct 09, 2006 03:46 AM EDT
Hi again, Olwen, - late with this thanks, only just saw it. Glad you like it : ) Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours! Alandra
Guest - Oct 01, 2006 07:04 PM EDT
In a brief moment you captured the wonderment of nature at its fullest.
Guest - Oct 01, 2006 04:10 PM EDT
thanks for taking time to leave a nice comment, Ohio transplant from Ontario, Canada : ) Don't give up trying to capture the photos of the hummingbirds. I tried for years too : ) and finally, the summer before last, began to have more luck with them. I wish you luck, it's very rewarding.
Guest - Oct 01, 2006 01:53 PM EDT
Excellent! I am always amazed by hummingbird captures. I have tried without success so far. Beautiful photo!!
Guest - Aug 13, 2006 08:48 PM EDT
thanks very much, Toots from Mn, nice of you to take the time to leave a comment : )
Guest - Aug 13, 2006 08:24 PM EDT
Outstanding Capture! Well done!
Guest - Aug 12, 2006 06:21 PM EDT
many thanks, Joyce, it's good to see you here again : )
Guest - Aug 09, 2006 05:58 PM EDT
Congratulations!! Awesome job kiddo!! I love it!! You really out did your self on this one! Joyce :-)
Guest - Aug 09, 2006 08:12 AM EDT
Thankyou very much for the very nice and encouraging comments, Alan, Brian, Fella and Carol. Much appreciated. A lovely surprise when I booted up late here after being offline all day, I wasn't even aware the contest voting had ended. Thankyou again and thankyou also to all who voted for and liked this photo. This is a great honour.
Guest - Aug 08, 2006 09:35 PM EDT
congrats alandra !! awesome pic of the hummer well deseved win love it ..fella
Guest - Aug 08, 2006 01:03 PM EDT
I agree with Alan. Congrats on winning the first ever contest sponsored by The Lens Flare.
Guest - Aug 08, 2006 11:07 AM EDT
Congratulations Alandra on winning the Nature contest. This is for sure a excellent photo and a well deserved win.
Guest - Jun 16, 2006 05:52 AM EDT
thanks Deb, - am also smiling, as have no idea what speed and aperture, (you know me, I don't read manuals if it can be helped : ) - as have it on basic mode auto or something like that, and set for the "sports" symbol as I figured that was high speed to capture the birds as well as sports. And I recently figured out how to set it for "burst mode", so the camera just takes the photos : ) (all "very technical" : ) Your Canon should have the same symbols etc, am sure. I'll check the exif data later and let you know what the speed etc was, if I can find it.
Guest - Jun 16, 2006 04:55 AM EDT
What a skill :) What speed/aperture settings do you need to capture such swift movement, and still get such excellent exposure?
Guest - Jun 16, 2006 03:19 AM EDT
thankyou Carol and Mary for the very nice comments. I like the little feet in that one : )
Guest - Jun 15, 2006 10:34 PM EDT
Beautiful capture. She looks like a tree ornament, suspended in mid air.
Guest - Jun 15, 2006 08:06 PM EDT
I agree with all the rest you have fabulous pics of the Hummers. Also the other birds too. Carol
Guest - Jun 15, 2006 04:42 PM EDT
forgot to add, thankyou Marsha for the nice comments, glad you like them : )
Guest - Jun 15, 2006 04:41 PM EDT
Hi Marsha, IS is Image Stabilization (on the lens in this case). Didn't know about this either, until we met some people taking pics a year ago of baby owls in our area, and they told me their lenses were IS, so then I made up my mind "that was for me" as I'm not "into tripods" : )
Guest - Jun 15, 2006 10:27 AM EDT
Your hummingbird pictures are amazing! What is IS?
Guest - Jun 15, 2006 01:37 AM EDT
thankyou Plumeriagrl, comments appreciated : ) I like the front view also for a change, altho sometimes their beaks look kinda strange from the front : )
Guest - Jun 15, 2006 01:36 AM EDT
thanks for the lovely comments, Janice, that made my evening : ) It sure took long enough, LOL, for me to finally find something I love doing and to be able to do it : )
Guest - Jun 15, 2006 12:47 AM EDT
You are a natural born bird photographer. You have found your calling. Beautiful shot.
Guest - Jun 15, 2006 12:20 AM EDT
This is great Alandra!! Nice action shot. I especially like that you got his front view and him suspended in mid air.
Guest - Jun 14, 2006 11:51 PM EDT
Hi Alex, yes, that looks like the one. I would never have bought it, (I was looking at a different telephoto lens) -- but hubby came in to the camera shop, from parking the vehicle on Broadway in Vancouver, and talked me into it. Am glad he did : )
Guest - Jun 14, 2006 10:38 PM EDT
Is an "L" (white frame/red stripe) lens? (See link) Whichever it is, it helps you take some truely fabulous pictures.
Guest - Jun 14, 2006 09:16 PM EDT
Hi Alex, mentioned the lens sometime ago, - guess you missed it. It's a Canon 100-400 IS telephoto lens. - very heavy : ) I love the IS feature.
Guest - Jun 14, 2006 08:49 PM EDT
Please share with us what lens you are using for these photos.
Guest - Jun 14, 2006 07:40 PM EDT
that's very nice of you, Tania, thanks very much. Happy you like it also : ) We love these tiny birds, as so many people do. My DH was just out by the lily pond, fixing up a fountain there, and 3 hummingbirds were flying so close to him and the new water spray/fountain, that he could have touched them. They also fly close to me when am watering the garden with the water hose, they "dance"/hover in the spray from the hose, but it has to be on fine mist, otherwise it will hurt them, as they are pretty tiny and fragile. Of course, I cant be taking pics and using the hose at same time, so didn't get any pics of that : )
Guest - Jun 14, 2006 07:07 PM EDT
Alandra I totaly agree with Alex D this is a fantastic photo. You have captured the bird looking in your direction the feet the wings everything has WOW factor well done
Guest - Jun 14, 2006 05:18 PM EDT
well, thankyou so much, Alex D, that is a lovely compliment! Am happy you enjoy them. Am really enjoying taking these and being able to share them : ) thanks again.
Guest - Jun 14, 2006 05:13 PM EDT
These are among the best photographs of hummingbirds I have ever seen.

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