Five Shots: Butterflies and Hummingbirds

Outside on the deck enjoying two visitors. Here are some of my favorite shots of them. Which picture do you like best?

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the dynamic duo
Anna Hummingbird

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32 thoughts on “Five Shots: Butterflies and Hummingbirds

  1. Wow, really great pictures!

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  2. These are very impressive photographs, well done. I have tried both birds and butterflies myself, and they are not easy!

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    1. Thank you, John. They are sprightly characters indeed!

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  3. The butterfly shots were wonderful. Do more!

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  4. i cant choose a favorite. all are gorgeous.

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  5. Spectacular shots, Cindy. And are the lilacs truly in blossom by you? If I were a butterfly, I would plant myself on one of the bushes and not fly again until every one of those flowers had disappeared. The perfume is so heady, I can only imagine what the nectar must be like. Butterfly drugs.
    And the hummingbird shots are stunning as well.
    Spring is here!

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    1. I was thrilled when I moved into this house that there was a lilac bush. We’ve had a lot of rain, so they are profuse and intoxicating. Soon you will see spring!

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  6. I see those types of yellow butterflies often in the spring. They’re so pretty!

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    1. Hi! Seems like they were absent for many years–then, this spring they are everywhere. And huge!

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  7. Oh my, these are sooo gorgeous, what a perfect way to celebrate first day of Spring Cindy!

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    1. I never wanted to go inside! It was fun just hanging out on the deck all day. Truly relaxing 🙂

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      1. How lucky! Well it’s supposed to hit almost 60 next week over here, fingers crossed!! 🙂

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  8. Cindy, once again these are fabulous. You have such a great eye. I wishhhhh we were getting some spring weather. So wet and damp here. But at least I can look at these pictures and know it is on the way! 😉

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    1. Sorry your spring is late arriving–I appreciate your kind thoughts regarding my photography. It’s a fun hobby outside of film watching and writing. Cheers 🙂

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      1. It may be a hobby, but you’re VERY VERY good at it.

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  9. They are all beautiful!

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  10. Gorgeous. We are all snow here!

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  11. Cindy, these are stunning pictures. I just love hummingbirds.

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    1. Even though they “stand still” in the air before they alter their course, they are most tricky to catch on film. Thanks, Malcolm.

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  12. These are so beautiful.

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      1. Always happy to be of service Cindy.

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  13. OOO nice. love hummingbirds. don’t get them around here. so when i travel it’s a special thing.

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  14. Love the upside down butterfly. It’s not easy to capture the butterfly, I tried photographing the ‘Ulysses Blue’, in Kurranda, Australia (back in June 2008), I couldn’t get a single clear picture with a still butterfly. They move swiftly and nonstop. WELL DONE!!!

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    1. Thank you so much! Wow, I would have loved to photograph a ‘Ulysses Blue’ in Australia. That continent has the most interesting critters on it.

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      1. Ha!! Good Luck!! If do manage to get a Ulysses Blue to stand still, more power to you 🙂

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