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A little green Hummingbird just hovering in my yard in Amherst, Virginia, USA. Waiting for a turn at the feeder. They can be very defensive about getting a spot at it. I believe this is a female.
Taken with my Canon Powershot SX110 IS
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Comments

  • cherylc1
    cherylc1over 5 years ago

    AWESOME!!!!

  • Thanks so so much Cheryl!! And thanks for making it a favorite!! I love these little guys. But let me tell you…they are fast! LOL

    – Ginny York

  • cherylc1
    cherylc1over 5 years ago

    I am amazed how anyone can catch these~ I had one teasing me all summer and never did catch him!!!

  • It took me a long time to catch one. I put a chair out about 10 feet or so from the feeder when I see them out there. Then I hold the button down half way on the camera and wait. As soon as one flies in or lands on the feeder for a second or two…I click and hope for the best. LOL They got used to me being around last year and would fly in quite a bit. I used to make that little buzzing noize they do too. LOL I know…I’m crazy…but the males would think an invader was getting onto the feeder and fly in. They are comical.

    – Ginny York

  • Misty Lackey
    Misty Lackeyover 5 years ago

    saw three today hoping to get a pic I live in NC ;-)

  • Thanks Misty! Lucky you to have seen 3 already. They haven’t come to Virginia yet. I can’t hardly wait for them. :)

    – Ginny York

  • Brandie1
    Brandie1over 5 years ago

    fantastic capture Ginney

  • Thanks so much Brandie!!

    – Ginny York

  • pinkster
    pinksterover 5 years ago

    good shot, those wings are really fluttering.

  • They really do go exremely fast…like a bumble bee. They make a buzzing noise too. Not when they are hovering, but just when they want to I guess. LOL

    – Ginny York

  • Stephen Vecchiotti
    Stephen Vecchi...about 5 years ago

    Nice shot of a very tough bird to capture. Well done.

  • Thanks so much Stephen! I took this last summer. I had about 5 to 7 that would come. They would fight over the feeder. Funny little birds…and very fast. I would wait for them with the button half down on the camera. lol

    – Ginny York

  • (Tallow) Dave  Van de Laar
    (Tallow) Dave ...about 5 years ago

    great timing Ginny. Fantastic shot

  • Thanks so much Tallow! I’m glad you liked this cute little gal.

    – Ginny York

  • Joe Powell
    Joe Powellabout 5 years ago

    Excellent in flight capture.

  • Thanks so much Joe! These little guys are fast!

    – Ginny York

  • Virginia N. Fred
    Virginia N. Fredabout 5 years ago

    Wow awesome work Ginny

  • Thanks so much Virginia!! These guys are really fast! :))

    – Ginny York

  • g8tway
    g8twayalmost 5 years ago

    I have been trying to capture the Hummingbirds around my house… Even bought a feeder.. They are just so fast and incredibly hard to capture in flight…..Good job…..

  • Thanks Tim! They really are fast! When I want to try to get a shot of them…I put a chair out close by the feeder…maybe 8 feet…and just wait with the camera opened…on zoom…and button half way down…lol. They will come! But you have to be ready and as soon as they show up…and click…or they are gone! lol
    At first I was using the red liquied that you buy for them….but they actually like the sugar and water better. You take 1 cup of sugar to 2 cups of water…boil it and stir…and then let it cool. Voila!
    And if you don’t feel too silly…you can make a buzzing noise while you are waiting for them. That will usually make the male think another bird is at his feeder. lol

    – Ginny York

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