Saturday, April 7, 2012

Saturday Snapshots - April 7

Saturday Snapshots is hosted each week by Alyce of At Home With Books. It's my favourite of the non-book-related memes I've seen.

The idea is to post a photo or a snapshot you or a friend/family member has taken. It doesn't even need to have been taken in the last week - although I'm trying to do that now.

This one was taken last Monday:
Hummingbird at the feeder. Not sure what species though. I just feel lucky to have been able to get this one at all. I'd seen them zipping by (and heard them too), but never managed to get my camera up in time to catch them. I'd just given up and gone back to the door to go back inside and there it was!


19 comments:

Margaret @ BooksPlease said...

Fabulous photo - I love the silhouette effect.

Tea said...

Wow, I would think it hard to catch a hummingbird. Our hummingbirds don't show up until July.

(Diane) Bibliophile By the Sea said...

I love the shadowed image. Very cool shot.

Trish said...

What a great shot! They're such amazing little guys, aren't they?!

Anonymous said...

Hummingbirds are tough to catch, aren't they? I have a couple in my yard that I haven't managed to capture on film yet.

Louise said...

That's a great shot of a difficult subject. I like the silhouette too.

Laurel-Rain Snow said...

I do enjoy hummingbirds, and they are such elusive creatures. Glad you captured a shot of this one!

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Eva @View from the Hillside said...

Wonderful silhouette effect. Hummingbirds are so hard to catch, but you did great with this one.

bermudaonion said...

Hummingbirds are so hard to photograph but they're so much fun to watch! You did a great job.

Lisa said...

They're hard to catch! Great picture!

gautami tripathy said...

You captured it SO well. Loved that shadowed effect...

Here is my Saturday Snapshot post!

Sheila (Bookjourney) said...

We have a feeder too, they are such an interesting bird! I love to watch them.

Susan Lindquist said...

They are such incredible creatures! I can't wait for them to return to our backyard feeders!

Nise' said...

I try all summer long to get a photo! Great shot.

Unknown said...

Thanks everyone! None of the effects were planned for this shot, to be honest. It was more like "there he is! Can I catch him this time?" and I got lucky.

Alyce said...

Hummingbirds are difficult to photograph. It would be a lot of fun to try though. :) (I'm not willing to put in a feeder, so I'd have to find someplace else to photography them.)

Unknown said...

I don't actually have a feeder either Alyce. This was just lucky during a weekend away. Thanks for commenting.

Cheryl @ Tales of the Marvelous said...

Great managing the timing! Hummingbirds are so tricky to get a good view of, let alone a picture!

Unknown said...

Thanks Cheryl.

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