Thursday, August 20, 2009

Hummingbird Clearwing

This female Ruby Throated Hummingbird also appears to have clear wings, but this is the bird, not a moth. I took this at my friend Alice's house in Deer Lodge, Tennessee. I went to spend the day with her Tuesday because I had not seen her in 5 years. Her husband asked me how many Hummingbirds I killed....he said I had been shooting them all day. I hate to admit it, but I did take a lot of photographs, and this is the only one this good straight out of the camera, no cropping to this photograph.
I started going to Alice's house 25 years ago, so I am not sure when, but I photographed my first hummingbirds sitting in almost the same exact spot as I was when I took this one. First Hummingbird I ever saw was right there too.
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19 comments:

Mildred said...

Leedra, What an incredible photograph. Absolutely stunning.

itsJUSTme-wendy said...

This picture is absolutely amazing!

Susie said...

That really is a fantastic pic Leedra. Love those little hummers.

Dawn said...

Hummers are so hard to photograph! I've been trying all summer, great job!

Ruth's Photo Blog said...

That's a gorgeous shot,WOW!The beauty of digital,it allows one to take many pictures and only keep what is good.
Blessings,Ruth

SaraG said...

Very cool photo, Leedra!
I love watching the hummingbirds and taking pictures of them!
Great photo.
Thanks for sharing

Dorothy said...

These little darlings are so hard to photograph! You did a good job!

T said...

Just stunning!

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Well--my, my---I've never seen one with clear wings... SO pretty. We finally have a FEW hummers up here --but not nearly as many as we usually have.
Hugs,
Betsy

Jen said...

Love It!!!

Connie said...

Amazing photo, as always.

Connie said...

I love this picture. I just put up a hummingbird feeder. Those birds are fast. They zoom in and zoom away.

Tina said...

Leedra,
What a fantastic shot of this humming bird..they are quite a challenge to capture..but you did a great job!! This is definitely a framer!! Such detail and those clear like wings..wow!!

tina said...

Your friend Alice must have a very hummingbird friendly garden. And please don't 'shoot' anymore hummers:)

Pam said...

She is gorgeous. This is an amazing photo. Great capture. This would make a beautiful picture to hang on the wall, because of the clarity of the photo.

Denise said...

A truly wonderful image Leedra. Thanks for sharing it. I have never seen a hummingbird except in photos and on nature shoes.

dAwN said...

Perfect shot..right out of the box!!

Pam said...

What a wonderful action shot of this amazing little hummingbird, Leedra

Coy said...

Exceptional hummer shot Leedra!

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