a-ha!

...found out what I've been missing by not leaving work at a decent hour. I know I've posted 4 other hummingbird shots since July, but this is the closest I've ever been to them and it was very exciting for me! One of these guys almost charged at me! And while I was sitting at my desk deciding which one to post, one of them hovered right outside my office window in front of my kitty's face! I had shots that were even sharper than this one, but I liked this pose the best.
Amazing! Love love love! Auto-fav!
posted October 2nd, 2010  
Def fav! Lucky you!
posted October 2nd, 2010  
That's just fabulous! I'm so delighted for you were home in time to see them...and with more than just one photo! Thanks for sharing your afternoon!
posted October 2nd, 2010  
Amazing shot!
posted October 2nd, 2010  
This is outstanding. Hope you'll post the others as well.
posted October 2nd, 2010  
wow what amazing shot .......
posted October 2nd, 2010  
gorgeous!
posted October 2nd, 2010  
Wow! Looks like this litle guy was posing for you. Nice catch!
And thanks for the comment on my photo :)
posted October 2nd, 2010  
@sensible07 @saira @Weezilou @sampayne @allie912 @stphotographe @carole @biggirlart
Wow! Thanks you guys!

Allison has inspired me...I posted the 5 runners-up in my shutterfly album. Here is a link: http://doublee.shutterfly.com/pictures/246
posted October 2nd, 2010  
Beautiful! I could almost feel the wind those wings are creating!
Great shot!
posted October 2nd, 2010  
It's like she's desperately trying to get your attention - "pick me, pick me"!!!! Love this!
posted October 2nd, 2010  
Wonderful shot... Saw it in popular page
posted October 2nd, 2010  
Beautiful!
posted October 2nd, 2010  
What a gorgeous little bird!
posted October 2nd, 2010  
wow.............its so beautiful !!
posted October 2nd, 2010  
Beautiful shot! A fav...
posted October 2nd, 2010  
Wonderful A fav x
posted October 2nd, 2010  
This is an amazing action shot! I love it!! :)
posted October 2nd, 2010  
great capture!
posted October 2nd, 2010  
Love this - amazing that you caught the wings in mid-stroke! I haven't seen any hummingbirds in years - thank you!
posted October 2nd, 2010  
WOW -- I looked at your "runner-ups" and they are all wonderful. I'm adding to my Favorites. I have had hummers hover in front of my face if I were sitting still -- I think they were looking at their own reflection in my glasses.
posted October 2nd, 2010  
Ira
Wonderful!
posted October 2nd, 2010  
A really great shot. I love how the light plays with the wings.
posted October 2nd, 2010  
Ellen! Your hummingbird photo is on the Popular Page! Bravo!
posted October 2nd, 2010  
Wonderful capture, love the color and the pose!
posted October 2nd, 2010  
Very nice shot!!
posted October 2nd, 2010  
Wow, amazing capture :)
posted October 2nd, 2010  
Fantastic !!
posted October 2nd, 2010  
Amazing shot!! A fav
posted October 2nd, 2010  
beautiful
posted October 3rd, 2010  
Ellen!!! This made the HOMEPAGE!!! Yay!! I was so happy for you when I saw it on there. It was earlier today - hopefully you got to see it there. I was on my phone when I saw it, so I couldn't tell you then - but it was there! WAY TO GO!!!!
posted October 3rd, 2010  
Fantastic Ellen, your shutter finger must be fast LOL
I do love these little jewels flitting about in the garden but I am never fast enough to capture one..
posted October 3rd, 2010  
Wow - thanks everyone!
posted October 3rd, 2010  
Gorgeous shot!
posted October 3rd, 2010  
Tah-dah!
posted October 4th, 2010  
holy smokes!! this has to be THE best humming bird shot I've seen in a while. wow. the color, the focus, I am so amazed!! Catching these speedy little things in action is SO tough, you make it look easy. I'm showing my dad FIRST thing when he gets home from work tonight. WOW!!
posted October 4th, 2010  
This is such a beautiful action shot. Love the color of the throat. I HAVE to fav this.
posted October 5th, 2010  
WOW!, we have a couple or maybe 3 hummingbirds in our backyard, I will give it a try, if a get a shot as half as good as your, I will be happy!
posted October 10th, 2010  
What an amazing shot! Love the colors and detail. Must take a lot of patience to capture this.
posted October 23rd, 2010  
OUTSTANDING!!!!!!!
posted October 23rd, 2010  
@mobilitizer -- and you were there on the phone with me when it happened! Not bad, eh?
posted October 23rd, 2010  
@paulcleveland -- aw, thanks! On this particular day, these guys were very aggressive and practically charged my camera. I would say I do have a lot of patience in general when it comes to bird shots, so perhaps one could say I earned this day. :)
posted October 23rd, 2010  
Fantastic
A Fav.
posted November 1st, 2010  
Very nice!!! I have yet to succeed at capturing one of these. Great shot!!
posted November 8th, 2010  
I've always have wished for a picture like that!
posted March 21st, 2011  
@mtb -- This was a special day. I took out the screen, stood at the window, and snapped away! This little guy was buzzing at me, defending his territory!
posted March 21st, 2011  
Stunning photo--can't believe I missed this one! Fave
posted June 26th, 2011  
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