Anna’s Hummingbird, Gilbert AZ

I’ve almost given up trying to get freeze-frame photos of hummingbirds in flight: the special equipment and the superior patience required are both unavailable in my case. Almost given up: I won’t commit to swearing off it entirely.

But the little flitters are a staple of my frequent walks along the desert wash that snakes (figuratively and literally, I suppose) through my winter neighbourhood, so I’m still trying to catch them in static but interesting and well-lit poses. And the game continues.

4-photo collage of Anna's hummingbird perched and preening in tree

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8 Responses to Anna’s Hummingbird, Gilbert AZ

  1. Alison Uhrbach says:

    They are just “cute as a button” !

  2. Ralph Gibson says:

    Rather better than any hummingbird photo I’ve ever taken, to be sure !

  3. Jim Taylor says:

    I recognize the one on the right. He has an Air B&B booked in our mountain ash tree for the summer.
    Jim T

    • Isabel Gibson says:

      Jim – Yes, the first time I saw hummingbirds in the wild was in BC – just across the border, so still on the Yellowhead Highway and at a reasonably high altitude. But I’ve never seen one in Alberta.

  4. Dorothy Warren says:

    I am sure you will have a whole host of Albertans sending you photos of our hummingbirds ~ if they will stay still long enough to be photographed – the birds not the Albertans. Although I must admit I didn’t see my first hummingbird until after I retired and was lazing away time at Pigeon Lake.

    • Isabel Gibson says:

      Dorothy – Good heavens. It must be a sign of the End of Times- hummingbirds in Alberta! Or possibly a sign of the limits of my knowledge . . . 🙂 In any event, I’m glad you can enjoy them at Pigeon Lake.

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