Saturday, August 8, 2009

Camera-Critters #70

I couldn't decide whether I wanted to put the funny photos and corny captions to consider on this blog or if I wanted to put the pretty photos on this blog...

It was a tough decision, but finally I made a decision. If you want to see the funny photos and corny captions, you'll have to check out my Camera-Critters post on my other blog.

If you visited my Looking at the Sky on Friday post on Misty's Words, you know that last weekend we went to visit with my in-laws for a little while on Sunday. As we were leaving, we were standing on the patio talking when I spotted this little, green Ruby Throated Hummingbird sitting on the barbed wire. Since I've been wanting to get a hummingbird photo for so long, I just had to see what I could accomplish.

(c) Misty DawnS

The hummingbird was being quite cooperative until this Wren decided it was jealous and that it should be the focus of my portraits. Of course I obliged it... I'm not one to pass up a good photo, even if it is of a little camera-hog. ;-)

(c) Misty DawnS

Don't forget Heads or Tails on Tuesday, Looking at the Sky on Friday, and for your weekend enjoyment...

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Both are very cute captures.

Hootin' Anni

I've tried over and over again to capture a hummingbird with the camera...I'm too slow, or they're too fast.


I can never get close up bird shots like these! They are lovely--even if the wren was a camera hog.

JD and Max

Very lovely photos - we love that the wren was a bit of a lovie and wanted to be the centre of attention! :)


We've just started to see a little hummingbird here. I put up a hummingbird feeder, so hopefully he'll spend more time here.

storyteller at Small Reflections

Wonderful ;--)
I see hummingbirds often but like Hootin' Anni, I don't have much success capturing their images.
Hugs and blessings,


Very lovely birds :)
Great shots !!

Sandy Kessler

hold on fellow sandy


Great photos. I have not seen a hummingbird in a very long time!



What a sweet looking birdie. Cute!


Congrats on the hummingbird shot! I see them on my Rose of Sharon and before I can get out there they're gone.
Love the little wren too.

My post is here: Carletta’s Captures.


Wow, I've never seen a hummingbird standing still. It's not much bigger than the barbs on the wire.
Great shots.


You really get a sense of scale when you look at both photos. Very nice!


Hi they looks so pretty:)


AMAZING photograph - The bird is sooo clear! I love shots like that

I also love your header photo - Soooooooo adorably CUUUTE!


How wonderful! I'm so glad they both wanted their portraits done!


Nice photos, Misty. That hummmer looks like it's taking a badly needed break. We're finally getting hummingbirds around my place.


Lovely bird shots!


Great photos - so sharp and detailed!
I try and try to get pictures of the tiny birds, but they just won't hold still for me! ;)

That Janie Girl


Nikki - Notes of Life

Great "Bird on the Wire" captures :)

Adrienne Zwart

Love these bird shots, Misty. And if you ever get back to Ohio, you can come hang out with me in the flower garden.


Beautiful photos Misty, and thank you very much for stopping by my blog and identifying the butterfly with the tattered wings. I've been searching for something similar and couldn't find one but now I will take a look at your other post you mentioned.


Both photos are beautiful. Photographing birds, bugs and butterflies can be very difficult! Great job!


Birds aren't the easiest of subjecs to shoot photos of... you got some great shots! :)


They're both so cute! It was nice of them to pose for you.

EG CameraGirl

Tee hee. Very cute little camera hog!

Susan Cook

Great shots. It must be hard to get a hummingbird. Since they are so little and usually pretty fast.

The wren is cool too.


what a cute hummingbird. happy weekend


Great captures of both hummingbird and wren!

Gemma Wiseman

Such tiny cuteness ~ hummingbird and wren! The simple wire highlights their beauty!

david mcmahon

I've never got a shot of a hummingbird - yet!


beautiful little hummingbird.

Larry D

Nice photos, its always difficult to get humming birds to sit still


Love the bird shots. You can see how very tiny the hummingbird is compared to the wren, lol. The wren may be a camera hog but he takes a good picture.


Wow, what a tiny lil bird. Thats awesome.

Maria's Space

It's a bird on a wire. I pretty bird and a pretty wire at that. I love that rusted look. Great capture.


cute and lovely hummingbird..

Shelley Munro

I just love hummingbirds and love seeing them whenever hubby and I visit the US. I've never been able to get a photo. Great photos.

Maggie May is gorgeous BTW


Both photos are so good, the little hummer is adorable.

Iowa Gardening Woman

Great photos, two of my favorite birds!


Lovely bird photos. I love your blog header- so sweet.

My first Camera Critters. Nice to meet you.


Pretty bird photos! I'm gonna go look at your funny stuff now.


brilliant captures!!

Maude Lynn

Beautiful shots!


They're both just precious!!


Birds are my favorite critters to post! All your pictures are wonderful.

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