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

8 Comments

    1. Isabel Gibson

      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.

  1. Dorothy Warren

    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.

    1. Isabel Gibson

      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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