Mama Hummer by heatherfriedman

FEATURED in The World As We See It ( 3/11)
FEATURED in The Birds (4/11)
* sad update…something has gotten the two eggs from the nest.. and the mama bird has flown away!! I am sooo sad*

Today, March31st, 2011, is the day I saw my first hummingbird nest, with the mama bird and one little white egg under her!!!! ♥

I have lived in San Diego for 27 years, and I am SOOO excited to finally see this wonderful creation of Nature!! ♥

The nest is in a branch of a tree that has grown very close to my house.. and so when I stand on the edge of my front walk.. there she is right above me!!!
I climbed up on a ladder to get closer.. and from time to time she would fly away, and hover around waiting for me to leave.. so I would.. and then return and try again.
I even tried to camouflage myself by attaching to the top of my head, a large leaf from my bird of paradise plant!! Now that would have made a grreat shot in and of itself!! LOL!!

This is the best I could do…since I do not have a powerful zoom lens!!

Canon 40D
fod length: 135mm
Exp: 1/160

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  • Mike Oxley
    Mike Oxleyabout 4 years ago

    What a marvellous capture, Heather! I’m soooo jealous! :o) I’ve found all kinds of hummingbird nests in the trees in the late fall, but they’ve never been occupied! And I really would have liked to have seen the camouflage……

  • LOL!!! Visualize a woman ( at the top of a ladder) with her hair up in a hair clasp,, and also in the hair clasp is a huge B of P leaf curving over the front of her face!!!! :o

    – heatherfriedman

  • Carla Wick/Jandelle Petters
    Carla Wick/Jan...about 4 years ago

    how AWESOME for you! Like MIke…I only see the nests or am blessed to see the birds durring the summer but NEVER the mommas with the nests! What a beautiful little lady. :o)
    BEWARE…your neighbors might have UTube…lol

  • LOL! That would be funny to see myself on UTube.. heaven forbid!! Thanks for the fav!!

    – heatherfriedman

  • Bootiewootsy
    Bootiewootsyabout 4 years ago

    What a wonderful capture… Their nests are sooo tiny ann you captured this perfectly

  • Thanks so much!! I am looking forward to the baby!! I have to google humming bird egg hatching time!!

    – heatherfriedman

  • bobby1
    bobby1about 4 years ago

    Stunning capture:))

  • Lovely comment.. thanks so much !!

    – heatherfriedman

  • CanyonWind
  • thank you!!

    – heatherfriedman

  • ZinaImage
    ZinaImageabout 4 years ago

    SUperb Capture Hon you done good Congrats on a well deserved feature too :) xoxoxox

  • Sweet isnlt she!! Thanks Dear, xoxoxox

    – heatherfriedman

  • vigor
    vigorabout 4 years ago

    Wow! This is superb, what an unusual capture and very lovely!!!

  • thanks Viv.. and especially for the fav!!! ♥

    – heatherfriedman

  • Ray Clarke
    Ray Clarkeabout 4 years ago

    JUSTARTabout 4 years ago

    beautiful shot

  • thanks very much!

    – heatherfriedman

  • Istvan froghunter
    Istvan froghunteralmost 4 years ago

    Wonderful capture Heather!

  • oh thank you Istvan.. sorry to be late with my reply!!

    – heatherfriedman

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