Hummingbirds closing in on some beautiful lilies, looking for their favorite nectar. Soooo many beautiful lilies in one spot, there’s got to be some goodies in there somewhere. Yum!
There are red lilies in the background and a hummingbird is coming in from that direction. He is so far back that you can hardly see him. Then these 3 are busy trying to figure out which lily they will claim. A wonderful image to have in your head before breakfast. Great for digestion!
This image was started with a soft blurred background of red Asian lilies and one hummer. Then working with layers in photoshop, I used apply image and merged the single hummer into the picture. The forground pink Asian lilies and 2 hummers coming into the scene were added as composites. Using blending modes I created the 3 dimensional effect of further away and closer to the front.
Original images taken in my Shady Cove, Oregon garden.
Images taken with an Olympus E-520 camera and a 70-300 mm lens at 300mm.
As of 2/6/11
2/21/10-Featured in All Oregon USA
10/29/10-Featured in Bugs on Flowers in Macro Group
10/31/10-Received the Pink Heart Award From the group The Most Favorites for receiving at least 40 favorites
11/15/10-Joint Challenge Winner in the Digital Wings challenge in the group The Wonder Of Wings
2/6/11-Featured in the group All Glorious Lilies
1/6/12-Featured in the group Featured Women Photographers