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    They’re back!

    I saw a Ruby Throated Hummingbird the day before yesterday when I put fresh nectar out, he must have gone and told all the other Hummies about us. I’ve been waiting, patiently, for the opportune time to photograph them, and that’d be around now (noon’ish). She seems to be getting comfortable with me near her now, I’ve been standing about 2 feet from her (behind glass) and she’s been checking me out a bit. It won’t be long before she perches for me. Have you ever seen a Hummingbird perched? They’re amazing. Here’s a photo I took last summer.

    One more for good measure (you’ll be seeing SO much of her, I’m sure!)


    Lisa said,

    I LOVE these pictures! Hummingbirds are my favorite! :thanku:

    5.31.2006 @ 12:46 pm
    YellowRose said,

    Aren’t they just so cute!! :cheerful: But they make me so tired! :rofl:

    5.31.2006 @ 4:27 pm
    Dawn said,

    Cool! Thanks for sharing!

    5.31.2006 @ 6:01 pm
    Chickadee said,

    What a GREAT picture! Enjoy those gems and be sure to continue posting pictures!

    5.31.2006 @ 6:02 pm
    colleen said,

    I heard one but haven’t seen it yet. I guess I should put up a feeder. They like my petunia hanging basket.

    5.31.2006 @ 6:36 pm
    luvneeyore said,

    Wow … I am so amazed by the strength God gave these tiny creatures. And the beauty is awesome! I always feel a bit humbled by them.

    This is a really great picture! :grin:

    5.31.2006 @ 9:18 pm
    Lifecruiser said,

    Oh, they are amazingly wonderful, we saw some in South America right in our garden were we stayed. Awesome photo, they’re were difficult to catch on photo!

    5.31.2006 @ 10:21 pm
    Lisa said,

    Awww!!!! I caught one the other day – scared me because I thought it was a large bug at first. :) They are so cute!

    6.1.2006 @ 6:50 am
    Debbie said,

    I am hoping to be able to attract some this year! don’t know if I will be able to but I have a perfect bush in the front yard with my feeder on it. I will have to put the telephoto lens on for a picture I am sure. Especially if I want a shot like yours!!! LOL

    6.1.2006 @ 7:10 am
    Laura said,

    I rarely see those birds around here. I’m not sure if it is because the larger birds of prey are so prevalent around here or if it’s my cats. THey seem to move too fast to have to worry about predators, however. I think i’ll plant more hummingbird shrubs and flowers because they are so beautiful! that photo is spectacular!!

    6.1.2006 @ 8:38 am
    tnchick said,

    I love hummingbirds. We have a few that visit us – one keeps coming infront of my window that I’m sittin’ at…. I’ve yet to capture them in photo tho. Sigh.

    6.1.2006 @ 3:53 pm
    Ardice said,

    You take amazing photos. I love watching hummingbirds, they are so beautiful and graceful. I hope your day is running smoothly. Take-Care…

    6.1.2006 @ 6:02 pm
    Ocean Lady said,

    You have so many neat birds around you!! I love that it has the pink color and how you captured his wings! I showed D and he was in awe! It’s really beautiful!!! :)

    6.2.2006 @ 2:06 pm
    Shelli said,

    Really cool, Leanne.

    6.2.2006 @ 6:12 pm
    catherine said,

    Wow. They are amazing photos! I need a telephoto lens. BAD.

    6.2.2006 @ 10:56 pm

    I think I’d better get my feeder out!! Your picture is gorgeous!! I have seen them perch in my dogwood tree during a rainshower. They are just the sweetest things!!
    I worry about the construction dust and all the people around… And the fact that all their favorite flowers have been either moved or destroyed. I’ll get their garden back up and running soon enough… Well, maybe not soon enough, but as soon as I can… javascript:moreSmiliesAappendSmiley(‘:confused:’)

    6.4.2006 @ 7:00 am
    Angel said,

    Great shot!! I love the itty bitty glint in the eye!

    I’ve only seen a hummingbird once, they are such amazing creatures!

    6.4.2006 @ 11:07 am
    kb said,

    Great picture. When we camp I sit out under the awning and they come to my lights I put up. They think they are huge flowers so I get to see them up close. I’m never prepared with my camera though.

    6.4.2006 @ 3:17 pm
    carmen said,

    I’ve never gotten to see one perched. Just flitting around eating at the feeder that my mom keeps for them. They’re so fast!

    6.5.2006 @ 9:45 am

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