Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Dinner Time!

Thematic Photographic 16 - Nature

I know it's a few days late but there is really no time limit to participate. Carmi chose "Nature" for this week's theme and since I spent a good part of my week in an urban setting I went back through some photos taken about 9 days ago.

Here at the Waddell's we really enjoy watching humming birds. At times they provide hours of entertainment for us as they fight, wrestle, and dance over possession of half-dozen feeders hung about our yard. Our three favorites are positioned strategically where Ben can easily see them.

I was actually quite pleased with this early evening shot. Using the regular 3.5-5.6/18-70 lens I set the front storm door ajar and waited for feeding time. I estimate that was approximately ten feet away. Since the little guy is about the size of my thumb I'm fairly proud of this shot.

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Gretchen said...

This is awesome, Bennie! I love hummingbirds, but we don't have a lot of luck getting them to visit. :)

kimmyk said...

when i go to my parents i sit and bird watch for hours.

i love watching them. it's relaxing for some odd reason.

this is a cool sort of meme or whatever you wanna call it.

i'll definitely be checkin this out to play.

Ben and Bennie said...

kk - this has you "written" all over it! No pun intended. I wish I had more time to play because Carmi is a damn good photographer. His shit is better than about 90 percent I see for sale at the shows. Seriously.

we_be_toys said...

I'm impressed - every time I've tried to catch a hummingbird with my camera it comes out blurry - those guys are perpetual motion!

I love hummingbirds but we don't have any feeders in our yard, other than flowers. With 9 cats I kind of feel like it's a case of bait and switch to lure them into my yard.

I really need to get out my camera again and take some pictures!

Chanda (aka Bea) said...

I love the shot! Im constantly trying to catch shots of birds, and I fail miserably. Bees? Bees I get. Birds? Not so much. Maybe it has something to do with my nick name. :)

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carmilevy said...

I'm proud FOR you! This picture is pitch perfect. I love the light, the composition, everything about it. I can practically hear that sweet little bird leaning in for a sweet meal.

Damn, can you shoot!