Are You Down for a Series? #1 Flight~

Hummingbirds in flight are difficult photos for me.

You can see his tongue here,

and here.

The world has been so depressing for such a long time now,

that I am sharing some of what keeps me going.

And risk boring you with too many photos.

I am going to post a series of hummingbirds, macros are next.

Hummingbirds help me realize how hopeful the world still is.

I hope they help you too. Cheers to you from The Holler Hummers~

220 thoughts on “Are You Down for a Series? #1 Flight~

    • Yes. They can be pushy. Usually the more crowded a feeder is the better they behave. Problems tend to arise when one bird has solo access to a feeder for a period of time. When crowds arrive the boss can’t keep up with the challenges დ

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        • Yes. Exactly right. I had multiple feeders in different locations to deal with the bullies, and the bullies reigned. Now I have one feeder, hordes of hummers, and the bullies have no chance to bully, they are overwhelmed by the overwhelming numbers. I do have to wash and change the feeder multiple times a day. πŸ™‚ But that will stop soon, when some migrate south, and the ones that stay here year round, behave with decorum. Hummingbirds in some ways behave like far more talented, people πŸ˜‰

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  1. Hummingbirds really are hard to photograph! Usually, I’m so surprised and happy to see one that I simply enjoy the experience as it happens (and later, kick myself for not getting a picture, ha!) Beautiful creatures, Cindy — bless you for sharing them!

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    • You are very kind Melanie. I’m not a professional photographer either, but that needn’t stop either one of us from having loads of fun with our cameras and the hummers!! Click away! დ


  2. I’m never bored when I visit your blog, Cindy. The current social climes have affected us all and your posts are always a reminder of the beauty of life.

    I appreciate you using your talents to give us a much-needed boost when we need it most – and don’t even know it! πŸ™‚ ❀

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  3. I’m not sure that any reasonable person could be bored by photos of hummingbirds, especially your beautiful take on these breathtaking creatures. It’s been hard to feel uplifted of late, but its good to keep trying. Thanks for doing your part to be a positive force in this world. xo

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  4. I love hummingbirds, Cindy. We caught one on our security camera recently. It must have been curious, because it flew right up to the camera and hovered there a bit. Such a pleasant surprise. Here’s wishing you a pleasant day full of hope!

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  5. Beautiful photos!
    Recently, when out for a hike with a friend, we found a hummingbird in the park bathroom. The door was open but the bird was fixated on getting out through the window, which was blocked by a mesh screen. After about 20 minutes we managed to capture the hummingbird and set it free! It seemed symbolic πŸ™‚

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    • I am so glad you were successful. Thank you for doing this. Covering the window can help, with anything you have handy, a a shirt for example. Once the window is covered, the hummer will fly to the next visible exit. This happens a lot in our garages and we remove the screens, and off they fly. Thank you for saving the poor little guy დ


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    • How many hummers are there on your feeder? They tend to dominate when the population is smaller and one bird can fend off the invaders. When the population is too large, the dominator is overwhelmed and has to give up. Still I have seen some remarkably persistent dominators.


      • I have seen as many as 5 that I could distinguish. Fluttering around & dive-bombing one another. Only one is at the feeder at any given time. It appears I have much to learn. Thank you, Cindy.


        • That is one of the greatest thing about life, there are always so many new things to learn!! If you are interested there is a really fascinating book titled, “Fastest Things on Wings,” that I think you might really enjoy. Written by a woman who rescues hummers as a hobby.


    • Definitely only white sugar in 1/4 ratio. Initially you can add a few drops of red food dye to attract them to the feeder, but once they are drinking you can stop the dye which isn’t good for them on a long term basis. Best of luck to you! Maybe some will stay with you year round დ

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      • Wouldn’t that be wonderful! ‘Cept for the rare week or two of arctic weather, lol, it’s moderate enough when it’s not super hot; but we keep the feeders where there’s minimally partial shade. And thanks so much for the hummingbird food recipe 😊 We were gonna buy a prepared mixture from somewhere, but’d read that it was fairly easy to make. Yesterday we went by Sprouts for some stuff and picked up a small baggie in their bulk section of organic white sugar! 😊

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