Ever-present...

When I had some free minutes I headed to the yard with my camera, but the noon hour must be siesta time for all my critters... I decided to try patience as I know my hummers come frequently for a drink.

"Little Dickens" arrived and stayed directly behind the bottle so I couldn't photograph her in action! But she then settled back on the rabbit and stayed for at least five minutes...I got plenty of choices so I went back inside! I've wanted a nice crisp image for awhile, and I'm quite happy with this.
This is such a beautiful capture! I just love these little hummingbirds! Fav!
posted August 16th, 2018  
@pamknowler While your birds are a great and colorful variety, what I see dining outside my window are shades of brown and grey. But here I would add that I wouldn't trade my willing little posers for anything more or different! Their Lilliputian size is forever a delight!
posted August 16th, 2018  
they are such stunning birds :)
posted August 16th, 2018  
Its amazing what they balance on! Super photo - he's still for a moment!
posted August 16th, 2018  
Terrific :)
posted August 16th, 2018  
Just amazing that he sat still for so long. Lovely capture.
posted August 16th, 2018  
Superb capture
posted August 17th, 2018  
Wonderful picture! Looks like she’s standing tall and proud.
posted August 17th, 2018  
Top-shot, my friend.
posted August 17th, 2018  
Lovely capture of that pose
posted August 17th, 2018  
Stunning shot.
posted August 17th, 2018  
A magnificent capture, love the pose too. Fav
posted August 17th, 2018  
I have never seen a hummingbird that isn't continually moving! I didn't know they ever stopped?!? Do you have a hummingbird feeder, Louise? I have thought about getting one...fav!
posted August 17th, 2018  
Love the name Little Dickens! What a lovely wee bird
posted August 17th, 2018  
Lovely! Patience is the key, isn't it? I could use a little more of that!
posted August 17th, 2018  
Beautiful capture.
posted August 17th, 2018  
So pretty! I love the pose!
posted August 17th, 2018  
@gardenfolk yes, Cathee, we have two feeders that we can see from our back windows. That little Hummer hangs out in the yard all the time, and I know her favorite places where I often can find her sitting when I look around. It may not be the same bird but we've had a female out there in the yard for years, and if we sit outside and watch her comings and goings we can find her nest.. set the feeders near trees or bushes and when she finishes drinking she'll settle on them. I just sit nearby with my camera and watch. I never have to wait more than a few minutes before each return... 10 minutes at the most.. keep the water fresh every few days and you'll have them coming on a regular basis.
posted August 17th, 2018  
@casablanca haha... Being British I suppose you would like that! Do you all use that expression? It's not uncommon used about a child whom you adore but manages to get in a bit of trouble! In this case, my wee one was being obstinate!
posted August 17th, 2018  
Beautiful picture.
posted August 17th, 2018  
@maggiemae it's fun to watch them land on a thin twig and even being tiny, the twig bounces up and down like being on a bungee cord!
posted August 17th, 2018  
@louannwarren she will stay put for long periods of time... I have no trouble getting all the pictures I want once she alights!
posted August 17th, 2018  
@Weezilou Thank you Louise for the helpful information! Do you buy or make your own hummingbird water and is it important for the feeder to be red/yellow? I did read that it needed to be cleaned often.
posted August 17th, 2018  
@Weezilou I've never heard that expression before - we would probably say "a bit of a pickle" for the same meaning. Little Dickens is a super phrase, I shall adopt it!
posted August 17th, 2018  
Awesome shot Louise!
posted August 17th, 2018  
Beautiful shot of this beautiful Hummingbird.
Our most common bird = https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Great_tit We have often 5 or more on the food table .
Recieved to day a big, and lovely, suprice. Will replay on it soon.
posted August 17th, 2018  
@gardenfolk We always just make up the water, and if we have extra (because we don't fill the feeder by more than 3/4 to 1 cup full at a time) keep it in the fridge. We don't color it, and presently, the bottles we use are a decorative clear glass (see my recent gif image!) My daughter has a dark blue one of the same type and she get's A LOT of hummers, but it could be the area. Best way we've recently discovered to clean the feeders... Buy a box of bird grit in the pet supply dept...put a tbs in the bottle w fresh water and shake it a lot...works nicely. Rinse and fill it again... Good luck!
posted August 17th, 2018  
@pyrrhula Thank you! I think that arrived fairly fast! Yea! (Of course parts of it were several months late! ; )
posted August 17th, 2018  
great shot fav
posted August 18th, 2018  
Fantastic clear capture!
posted August 18th, 2018  
What a perfect position. Fav!
posted August 18th, 2018  
Super cute!
posted August 19th, 2018  
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