Monday, July 9, 2012

Birds and the Bees










I spent yesterday afternoon and part of today playing with the hummingbirds in my backyard. I have quite a few Anna's and a few Rufous hummingbirds. The honey bees were overwhelming though. There were literally hundreds of them mobbing the feeders for the sugar.When I would move a flower or a feeder I had to walk through bees to do it. It was a little bit unsettling as I'm not exactly the beekeeping type.Luckily all they care about is sugar and not about me! Here are a few images of the hummers. I had a great time and I think the hummers did too.

Enjoy and God bless,

chris

14 comments:

  1. Great pictures really am impressed. Only really see the bees on two of your picture but i feel that add to it. Great stuff!!

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  2. Hey Clive,I'm glad you like them. I added a few bee images from the feeders this morning to give it more of a "B" feel.

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  3. These pictures are really good! (And I'm not just talking about the quality!!)

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    1. What a wonderful compliment. Thank you very much Isaac Barrow!

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  4. eye soothing pictures.....nature is so beautiful..thanks for the post.

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    1. Thank you very much ali sheikh. I really appreciate the encouragement.

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  5. Great pictures really am impressed.What a wonderful world of nature.I really appreciate your artistic piece of performances.

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  6. Thank you very much 一介草夫 for stopping in to look at them. I really appreciate your comment.

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  7. very nice picture continuously

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    1. Thank you very much Malcom Mai. I'm glad you stopped by for a look.

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  8. Hi, Chris,
    This is Ethel Van Zanten and I really like your photos of the hummingbirds taking
    pollen from flowers. Were these photos taken through a window? I don't think that
    you would be able to get very close if it was in the same space as the hummingbird.
    These are photos to treasure. I have a blog too but mine is mainly a personal development
    blog. You may view it at tools to success.blogspot.com
    I look forward to your comment.
    Take care,
    Ethel

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    1. Hi Ethel, The humming birds in my backyard are pretty habitualized to having people around and will often fly quite close to you if you don't move too quickly. Even so I sometimes use a portable hide or photoblind when I am photographing them.

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    1. nguyen Tuyet I'm pleased that you found them beautiful. Thank you.

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