Monday, April 06, 2009

Photo of the Week - April 6

I was delighted to see this little guy visiting the blooms of my rosemary shrubs - aren't they the most amazing little beings?? I was also delighted to get a photograph of him as they move SO fast it is tricky to catch them in the viewfinder, much less sit still long enough to focus. This one *would* have been clearer if he hadn't been scooting around so much!


I increased my shutter speed to 1/300 to finally get a shot with respectable focus. Unfortunately that made for an unpleasantly dark photo. Thank goodness for Photoshop!

Oh my, he's pretty.


This guy is my next quest. I hear him often but see him rarely, so you can just bet that I will be paying more attention to the treetops at dusk in the future! I didn't see him last night until it was nearly completely dark, so this is the best I could do, even WITH photoshop. sigh...



I do have some finished works to share, as well as this month's UFO challenge project, but I haven't photographed them yet. Spring is finally here and I haven't been motivated to come back inside and set up my light box yet. Tomorrow maybe, LOL!

12 comments:

Carla said...

Oh my gosh I love the hummer!! Beautiful shot. I would love to get a good owl shot too. I have some on my flickr site.

Sprite said...

Absolutely beautiful shots Judi!! Wow.

by the way, I've given you the Sisterhood Award and its waiting for you on my blog, if you'd like it :)

ps: Thank you so much!!!!

BIG hugs,
Sprite

Kerry said...

You did great at getting those shots! I know that had to be difficult to focus with the way they flutter around.

Jennifer Rose said...

beautiful shots! :D they are such neat looking little birds.

MaryO said...

How SWEET! My hummers haven't arrived yet, but I have a new feeder for them all ready and waiting.
I love owls, too. Our next door neighbor has owls nesting in the trees that surround his house and I hear them at all time of the day. I hope they'll discourage the grackles who used to nest in those trees, too.

BumbleVee said...

great hummingbirds... !!look at the little fat tummy...how cute....

I didn't get my photo up today... but, hopefully tomorrow.... a day late..a dollar short....

Serena said...

I wish we had hummingbirds here...they are so cute! Great shots....I appreciate the shutter speed info, thanks ~ :)

Sue said...

Wow, wow, wow! What an accomplishment, getting those shots of the hummingbird! I love rosemary too...can't grow it here, drat.

HElen said...

Oh my! Those are incredible shots! Wow!!!!

Sandy said...

Oh I love hummer photos, good capture.

Cheryl said...

I just love hummingbirds and try, in vain, yearly to entice them to my yard. I love these pics.

Karen Becker said...

Nice pics of the hummingbird Judi!
Karen