Monday, December 3, 2012

Art With Art



Female Anna's Hummingbird
Here's the female Anna's Hummingbird.  It may be "winter" in Arizona but these year long residents visit our feeders often in Tucson.
If life imitates art, then perhaps this is a perfect example.
I was chatting with Kathie and waiting for her to get her tea all prepped for our trip.  And while she was getting everything all together, I saw her hummingbird feeder busy with activity.
It was surprising because I can never get the hummers to come to these glamorous feeders.  They tend to like the cheap ones, but the key here was that this was in the shade.  And that made all the difference in the world.
Get ready for some incredible fun coming up on Las Aventuras. Let's have a kiki!  December is just warming up. Let the festivities begin.....


20 comments:

Therese said...

Lovely, lovely...

Stiletto said...

This blue glass feeder with red flower is pretty with the light filtering through and hummer in silhouette.

Ragged Robin said...

A beautiful bird feeder there Chris. Never get tired of your hummingbird pics :) Video cheered up what is yet another rainy morning over here!

Timeless said...

I love that feeder, very artful. Interesting too the way the Hummer knows how to approach the feeding challenge.



Joop Zand said...

Very nice pictures Chris.....well done again.

Greetings, Joop

Breathtaking said...

Lovely photos!! Reminiscent of a blue perfume bottle I used to have with a bird stopper!!

The Kiki video clips have put me in a great mood, and in the mood for a party!Thanks!!

EG CameraGirl said...

Thanks for the secret of how to get a hummingbird to come to a fancy feeder. But wait! I think I might have only the cheap kind. :)) Only kidding. I do have a fancy one that the hummers tend to ignore.

eileeninmd said...

It is a pretty feeder! I only have the cheapy hummingbird feeders. You and Kathie are lucky to see hummers in the winter. I am envious! Great captures, Chris!

Pam :) said...

It payed off to sit and wait in a big way.. incredible captures of the little Anna's, Chris.

TexWisGirl said...

i haven't had much luck with pretty glass and artful feeders, either. the dollar general plastics get a ton of use. :)

Adam said...

Hummingbirds are one of my favorites

Kathy said...

Sweet photos. Watching videos is practically impossible with satellite Internet (something to do with the delay from space to Earth is just enough to cause headaches) so I guess I'm in the dark about Kikis!

Beth said...

I love hummingbirds. Great shots Chris!

Marie said...

I'm giving up on my feeders...just too much competition from the bees. I hate that, but I'm just going to put more flowers out. Love Kathie's pretty feeder!

Warren Baker said...

Exquisite shots Chris :-)

Gaelyn said...

I Love that feeder!

Rosemary said...

Wow, I usually walk by these gorgeous glass feeders because they are expensive and fragile but, wow, do they make for a to-die-for photo! I can imagine any of these photos blown up to poster size, the colour would fill the room. Congratulations!

Jeanne said...

Lovely shots by the pretty feeder. I like number 4. Pretty little hummingbird pretending to be a bat.

Giga said...

Uwielbiam te malutkie ptaszki i ślicznie razem z podajnikiem na zdjęciach wyglądają. Pozdrawiam.
I love these little birds and lovely together with feeding the pictures look like. Yours.

Kathie Brown said...

My hummingbird feeder looks so pretty here! Great job Chris!