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Lara Ellis

1 Year Ago

The Hummers Are Here!

This is going to be a good hummer season for us. I just counted 6 and they haven't even had their babies yet! Here is one of the girls. :-)

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Andee Photography

1 Year Ago

Have fun Lara! I hardly ever see them expect here! :(

I do not have a good enough lens anyway. Do you set outside and wait for them?

 

Janine Riley

1 Year Ago

She's a beauty !

waiting on ours. : )

 

Lara Ellis

1 Year Ago

Thanks Andee & Janie, they are pretty much around all day off an on and they are super friendly. I shot this out my open living room door from in the house. Sometimes I sit outside and wait for them though. I just hang a feeder and a hanging basket with red flowers and they come :) What kind of lens do you have Andee? You can actually get quite close to them. I've had them land on the feeder while I'm holding the feeder! They are small but fearless and curious.

 

Andee Photography

1 Year Ago

I have a crummy kit lens and a 50mm

 

Lara Ellis

1 Year Ago

What's the size of your kit lens? And kit lenses aren't necessarily bad lenses. If you make friends with the hummers you can get with in a foot or so of them.

 

Lara Ellis

1 Year Ago

Here's one of the handsome boys :)

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Andee Photography

1 Year Ago

Mine is not great that is why I only shoot with my 50mm now. It will be a long time before I have better gear.

 

Christina Rollo

1 Year Ago

Great shots Lara!!

Andee, Lara is right you can get extremely close to hummingbirds once they get used to you!

 

Phyllis Beiser

1 Year Ago

We have three so far, just arriving! I love to just sit on my deck and watch them fight over the feeders. Seems that no matter how many feeders I put out, they want to control them. THANK GOD THEY ARE SO SMALL!!! Could you imaging if they were a larger species with that personality? We would all have to wear protective gear to step outside.

 

Christina Rollo

1 Year Ago

I just shared this on social networking. A short video clip of one of our hummingbirds last year. Maybe you will enjoy it too :)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=TW8MlTaUB28

 

Bradford Martin

1 Year Ago

Take care of my hummers for the summer. I'll take them back in August. My regulars left a month ago but I did have a nice male stop by a few days ago to feed on my coral and cape honeysuckle.

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Lara Ellis

1 Year Ago

@ Christina, they are so much fun. Thanks for sharing that awesome video! Today my husband rescued one that flew into our living room from the open door. Later in the evening one landed on the bill of his hat! I can't help but wonder if it was the little girl he rescued. We have a bumper crop of the feisty little creatures this year. We usually start out with 2 or 3 but we have 7 that I could count so far. I think it is 5 girls and two boys. I may have to get another feeder. @ Bradford your hummers are in good hands, we feed them well, hang baskets of flowers for them with the sugar water and we have flowering trees and bushes in the yard for them. :) They must have been well cared for this winter by you since we have so many this year!

 

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