Saturday, September 01, 2012

Backyard Birds and Flowers

Summer is winding down, but I still have a few flowers in my back yard for the birds and I to enjoy.
Most of them are near the trees where my feeders are hanging, 
so they are in the shade most of the day and have done much better than anything else in the yard. 

The Yellow Finch and the Cardinal are some of my favorite visitors to my feeders. They are so brightly colored and easy to spot from my kitchen window.

The Humming Birds are so fun to watch. I had never seen them actually perch on the tree limbs before. I had always had the stand alone feeders for them and the birds would feed and then fly away. But, with their feeder hanging in the tree they often perch on a limb. They also don't mind my being out in the yard or near the feeders, they still visit as long as I don't move too suddenly.

I try to capture them with my camera, but they are pretty fast and my camera often wants to focus on the leaves instead of the birds. I love it when I am actually able to get decent pictures of them.
I wish the other birds would allow me to get this close to them.
Sometimes when I am filling the feeders, they will hover right in front of me. 
When I grab the camera they move near the feeder,
 it's like they know and don't want their photo taken.
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33 comments:

  1. Delightful collection of birds, flowers, light and shadows! So love the hovering humming bird images!

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  2. Hummingbirds are such miracles of nature. Great pictures.

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  3. This is such a positive view. I wish I could have a garden too where I can see flowers and birds everyday.

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  4. you have so many nice birds in your backyard I envy you. Nice to watch.

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  5. Beautiful series of images showing of flowers and birds.
    Thank you for visiting my blog.
    Wish you a good Sunday :)
    Hanne Bente

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  6. Beautiful flowers!! Boom & Gary of the Vermilon River, Canada.

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  7. Such great shots of the hummers! And your flowers still look great - glad they haven't suffered too much!

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  8. Love the flowers....and those bird photos are super!! Well done, well done indeed. I so enjoy watching birds from my window too. So far, just hummingbirds, doves and sparrows. I'm looking forward to the migration...perhaps we'll see an oriole or two, and maybe...if lucky, a bluebird!!

    Thanks for linking up at the Bird D'Pot this weekend.

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  9. Lovely Yellow Finch and Cardinal. If only I had just one of those in my back garden.

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  10. Nice pictures. Great images, these shots are of great quality and beauty. Greetings.

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  11. Lovely flowers and beautiful birds. Great shots! Have a wonderful weekend!

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  12. The flowers are beautiful. I'm always trying to get a good hummingbird picture. Not an easy task. Well done!

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  13. Maybe those birds are shy and that's why they don't want you to take pics of them! :)
    Have a good week ahead!

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  14. Love the little birds ~ great photos ~ (A Creative Harbor)

    thanks for coming by and commenting ~ ^_^

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  15. great captures!
    the hummingbirds are terrific ...

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  16. Beautiful captures.

    Playful Shadow
    Have a blessed Sunday!

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  17. Love the photo of the yellow flowers. So pretty.
    Great photos of the hummingbirds. We have a couple that come around too, and they are not scared at all.

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  18. The flowers are wonderful - even as autumn arrives, the quiet colors and lessening ae soothing to the eyes in subject and shadow. The colorful birds stand out even in the shade, the male cardinal a favorite of ours (and we see a female cardinal in our yard too). The quiet beauty of nature is to savor at the end of the summer...

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  19. Wonderful bird photo. I am going to put out me feeder today!

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  20. Really marvelous work!! Happy weekend to you!

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  21. I think the hummingbird shots are terrific. I only saw a few around my Mexican Petunias but as you say...they are so fast!! Your flowers are still very pretty...mine are on their last blooms.

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  22. I think you did a fine job with the hummer -- and love the phlox. Mine came back after a 2 inch rain. Amazing really. :)

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  23. Lovely little visitors to your beautiful garden.

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  24. What a lovely garden! Delightful captures and shadows for the day! I love the hummingbird and your colorful flowers! Thanks for sharing the beauty and have a wonderful week!

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  25. Ps....thanks for stopping by Hootin' Anni's this past week in my absence...hope your holiday weekend treated you well.

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  26. Love your birds. My sister and brother-in-law have many feeders and we watch them as we have breakfast many mornings! Thanks for regularly visiting my blog :)

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  27. You certainly do have some beautiful flowers left to enjoy! Those hummingbirds really are hard to catch.

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