Forgot Password
Pentax Camera Forums Home

Show Printable Version Search this Thread
Hummingbirds from last 2 weeks
Lens: Makinon 135 f2.8 Camera: K-x Photo Location: Louisiana ISO: 200 
Posted By: Paleo Pete, 07-18-2010, 04:31 PM

Got some good Hummer shots, here are a few. Some taken in Louisiana at a local Wildlife Management Area, some in Texas at my mother's feeder. All shot with the Makinon 135mm.

This one was at the WMA. Female Ruby Throat, only time I managed to stop her wings.

This is a rare shot of a hummer with its beak open. Rare for me anyway...

Same one sitting on the feeder

And one on my mother's feeder in Texas, a young male Ruby Throat, just developing his red chin feathers.

Thought I had uploaded more of the Texas shots, this is the only one.

Click on each picture to view full size
Views: 1,392
07-18-2010, 04:37 PM   #2
Site Webmaster
Adam's Avatar

Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: Arizona
Photos: Gallery | Albums
Posts: 49,943
I've never seen them with their beak open just because they're so fast, so great capture there!

Adam Webmaster (Site Usage Guide | Site Help | My Photography) server and development costs are user-supported. You can help cover these costs by donating. Or, buy your photo gear from our affiliates, Adorama, B&H Photo, KEH, or Topaz Labs, and get FREE Marketplace access - click here to see how! Trusted Pentax retailers:

07-18-2010, 04:41 PM   #3
Veteran Member
Paleo Pete's Avatar

Join Date: Jun 2010
Location: Texas
Photos: Gallery | Albums
Posts: 2,883
Original Poster
Thanks, me either, that was the first time I've gotten it, and I think that was a fluke. It certainly wasn't intentional...lucky shot if there ever was one.
07-18-2010, 06:54 PM   #4
Loyal Site Supporter
Loyal Site Supporter
dadipentak's Avatar

Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: Baltimore, Maryland
Photos: Gallery
Posts: 11,578
Nice work! I've put up a feeder and I'm waiting for the buggers to find it so I hoping I'll have some shots to share soon.

07-18-2010, 07:13 PM   #5

Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: Virginia
Photos: Gallery | Albums
Posts: 1,363
Nice stuff, I like the last one best. Ours have arrived in the last week or so. Still trying to get them used to us.
07-19-2010, 04:09 PM   #6
Veteran Member
Paleo Pete's Avatar

Join Date: Jun 2010
Location: Texas
Photos: Gallery | Albums
Posts: 2,883
Original Poster
Thanks guys, I always try to get some shots when around a feeder, they move so fast it's not easy, but it's really interesting to watch one guard it and run all the others off. That young one was guarding the feeder (in the last shot), he chased an even smaller one several times, and an adult several times.

There goes my mouse again...much as I hate it I gotta take this laptop apart...again...

  • Submit Thread to Facebook Facebook
  • Submit Thread to Twitter Twitter
  • Submit Thread to Digg Digg
Tags - Make this thread easier to find by adding keywords to it!
camera, feeder, hummer, photo, ruby, shot, shots, texas, throat
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Nature Hummingbirds buskel Photo Critique 2 06-21-2010 11:17 AM
Hummingbirds xs400 Post Your Photos! 5 07-22-2007 01:34 AM
Hummingbirds!!! johnyeros Post Your Photos! 5 07-17-2007 02:13 PM
Hummingbirds! HogRider Post Your Photos! 9 04-26-2007 08:57 AM
A few Hummingbirds ;-) HogRider Post Your Photos! 11 02-09-2007 07:58 AM

All times are GMT -7. The time now is 12:58 AM. | See also:, part of our network of photo forums!
  • Red (Default)
  • Green
  • Gray
  • Dark
  • Dark Yellow
  • Dark Blue
  • Old Red
  • Old Green
  • Old Gray
  • Dial-Up Style
Hello! It's great to see you back on the forum! Have you considered joining the community?
Creating a FREE ACCOUNT takes under a minute, removes ads, and lets you post! [Dismiss]