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Wednesday, August 18, 2010

On my day off

Every day for the past month, I've either been in class, or at the tutors, or driving to one or the other! Today was my first day off in quite some time. So what did I do with my time off? Lets see....

My friend Lynda came over for coffee! She brought her little guy Ricky to play with Angela, and we talked adoptions, and kids, and school related stuff!

Then I had a nice couple of ladies come over who are interested in a puppy. I'm always willing to discuss dogs, and Bella and Roman are always willing to be the center of attention, so that was fun!

But no matter what I was doing all morning, I noticed that about every 5-10 minutes, the humming birds were at the feeder. We have two pairs of them nesting somewhere in the yard.

I spent the rest of the afternoon trying to catch them. The feeder is about 20 feet from the kitchen window, so I took the screen off the window and waited. I didn't have to wait long though! Over the course of the day I had the opportunity to catch them several times, and learn about shutter speed and how it relates to exposure! Yeah, thats a lot like math and we know how good I am at THAT! ...NOT! Anyway, here are the pictures I was able to catch today. I'm hoping to try again tomorrow, now that the humming birds are on to me and are just teasing me at the feeder!

I know this one is hard to see, but this is a hard shot to get, especially from my kitchen window BY ACCIDENT!!!!! He's not super clear, and he's at least 50 feet away, but here's the 3 inch humming bird, perched in a tree!


Courtney said...

Great pictures! I'll be looking forward to your shutter speed tutorial. I take most of my pictures on the "auto" setting...and it's pretty obvious! Ha!

momtofourgirls.Kari said...

Great Pictures! Love your feeder... where did you get it? I've been looking for some to get as gifts this Christmas :)

Julia said...


Leah said...

Kari, I got this feeder for Dean as a Father's Day gift two years ago at a place called The Wild Bird Store. I've seen similar ones (and way cooler ones!) in stores all over the U.S. I bet you could easily find one online.

Becca said...

Wow, great shots!! Can't believe that one of the bird in the tree! We've seen a few hummingbirds just recently in our yard for the first time, so I think I'm going to get a feeder to encourage them. They're amazing little things!