My first hummingbird pic by molizard

My first hummingbird pic

I really like the plant he's visiting. These birds are frequent visitors to my yard, but never wanted a shot at the plastic feeder with my house in the background. Although it would be a good place to practice.
A beautiful bird; but that looks awfully like a grevillea he's sitting on! Grevilleas come in many shapes and sizes and I'll be surprised if this is not one. Is this in your garden? Nice capture.
December 10th, 2010  
A hummingbird must be almost impossible to get really sharp! A nice one!
December 10th, 2010  
Wow they are hard to photograph as usually they don't sit still. very nice capture. fav. molizard.
December 10th, 2010  
What a beauty!
December 10th, 2010  
Great shot! Love the motion of his wings and beautiful background.
December 10th, 2010  
Perfect capture.
December 10th, 2010  
That is gorgeous! I've only captured one shot of a hummingbird, and it wasn't this clear or colorful. Very nice!
December 10th, 2010  
Yay!! What a wonderful capture. Humming birds are so fun to watch, and listen to. When they feed on my deck in the summer, they sometimes sound like bees with their wings moving so fast. They are kind of mean to each other though!! Lovely picture!!
December 10th, 2010  
do hummingbirds winter over, or are they one their way south..great picture
December 10th, 2010  
Great capture,my favorite bird to shoot!!!
December 10th, 2010  
Sorry, after re-looking at your photo, realise he's not 'sitting' but 'hovering'! So he's hovering over a grevillea.
December 10th, 2010  
Yay! Congrats on your first hummingbird photo! I was so excited when I got mine. Great shot.
December 10th, 2010  
@girlie I think you're right about this being a grevillea. It's not in my yard, but along a beach access. I posted the flower awhile back http://365project.org/molizard/365/2010-06-27. I think it might be grevillea Iaspicula. It's been blooming since springtime, possibly a year round bloomer here. Thanks for getting me to take another look at this one.
December 11th, 2010  
@rosewall Jim, Hummingbirds are year round here. Although the numbers are fewer than the spring/summer months
December 11th, 2010  
Awesome! These little guys are impossible to capture...except for you and your nimble fingers!
December 11th, 2010  
Great shot. I know hummingbirds are constantly in motion, even though I do not see them where I live. So I imagine it was quite an accomplishment to capture this image.
December 11th, 2010  
I had a look at the other shot and it's very hard to tell from that one that it's a grevillea flower. It would be good to see a picture of the bush to see how they're growing. This is a little pale and indistinct here because of the focus on the bird. Still 90% certain it's grevillea, though.
December 11th, 2010  
Had a look at the info. on Grevillea iaspicula at http://asgap.org.au/g-ias.html and I think you're right that this is it. Would like to see a good picture of the flowers and leaves from your plant still if you can get one.
December 13th, 2010  
@girlie Should be able to get more pics of this plant. It's only about 5 minutes away. The leaves may not be right for this one.
December 14th, 2010  
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