"Preening Female Hummingbird"  © Pamela Bole
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(@guiney) Lillian said:September 9th, 2015 (11:31pm) PDT
my favourite little bird, and to see it preening... brilliant!
I need to get back to Costa Rica to see them again!
wonderful image Pamela
@pamelabole replied: Hi Lillian! I am fortunate to have these little guys right outside in my backyard! : ) They aren't quite as colorful as their relatives in Costa Rica...but they are still so much fun to watch and try to photograph! Thanks for your kind appreciated!!
(@beenthere101) Merry Meier said:August 21st, 2015 (9:22am) PDT
love the pose on the bird. nice capture and framing!
@pamelabole replied: Thank you so much Merry for looking and commenting!! : )
(@PaulKinnock) paul kinnock said:August 6th, 2015 (10:46pm) PDT
lovely bird, great photo
@pamelabole replied: Hi again Paul! Hummingbirds are fascinating to watch, and are very challenging to photograph....because they seldom sit still and they fly so fast!!! : ) I hope you will be able to see Hummingbirds for yourself one of these days soon, perhaps on a vacation!? : ) I would love to see some of your desert shots....that is something I have never seen in person.
@PaulKinnock replied: wish there were humming birds , here where i am working , but i work out in the desert :(
@pamelabole replied: Thank you Paul!!!...appreciate your comment and support!
(@elsevir) Betty Ditscheid said:April 3rd, 2015 (6:34am) PDT
Fabulous posing ;) What a nice close up Pamela!
@pamelabole replied: Thank you so much, so appreciated!!! : )
(@TimDuffus) Tim Duffus said:March 30th, 2015 (6:31pm) PDT
Fantastic shot Pamela.
@pamelabole replied: Thank you so much Tim!!! : )
(@Brian) Brian Paust said:March 25th, 2015 (9:23pm) PDT
Wow...a rare shot.
@pamelabole replied: Thank you Brian.....I felt pretty lucky to see it, and to have my camera in hand! : )
(@Christine) Christine Muchmore said:March 23rd, 2015 (7:41pm) PDT
Awesome shot Pamela.
@pamelabole replied: Thank you so much Christine..... appreciated SO much!!! : )
(@shutterbug1) Bill Gates said:March 22nd, 2015 (8:05am) PDT
Thank you for your comments. Your wildlife photographs are amazing in so many different locations. Hummingbirds are one of my favorite birds and I have only captured a few good images.
@pamelabole replied: Hi are so welcome....I have really enjoyed your photography too! And thank you so much for your kind comments....I appreciate them so, so much!!! : )
(@JOSEPMATAMALA) JOSEP MATAMALA said:March 20th, 2015 (12:41pm) PDT
Excelente fotografia , perfectamente realizada , muy buena , un saludo .
@pamelabole replied: Thank you so much Josep!!!! : )
(@JimNall) Jim Nall said:March 19th, 2015 (7:03pm) PDT
Beautiful portrait of this Hummingbird Pamela, very easy to like. I saw and photographed Hummingbirds near Cambria last November and that was a thrill. In Louisville, Hummingbirds are long gone by November! Again, very wonderful image!!
@pamelabole replied: Thank you so much for your kind comment Jim....I really appreciate it! I am also glad to see your work back on 72dpi! I hope you will share some of your hummer shots soon! : )
(@ClaireBall) Claire Ball said:March 18th, 2015 (1:21pm) PDT
Absolutely gorgeous!
@pamelabole replied: Thank you so much Claire....very much appreciated! Glad to see you back! : )
(@Mauritta) Greg Mclemore said:March 14th, 2015 (9:14pm) PDT
A splendid capture
@pamelabole replied: Thank you so much Greg.....I appreciate it!!! : )
(@patoche21)  said:March 13th, 2015 (12:59pm) PDT
Nice attitude !
@pamelabole replied: Hahaha....yes, these" little" guys have a "huge" attitude!!!! Thanks for your comment!
(@MarkRobinson) Mark Robinson said:March 12th, 2015 (5:20am) PDT
Awesome detail Pamela.......
@pamelabole replied: Thank you Mark....much appreciated!!! : )
(@stevegold425) Steve Goldschmidt said:March 9th, 2015 (8:51am) PDT
Pamela - this is a brilliant capture - great clarity and really fine composition. Love the softness of the colors too - seems to really capture that transition from winter to spring somehow
@pamelabole replied: Thank you so very much Steve....I appreciate it so much!!!! .... and for looking and taking the time to comment!!! : )
(@guiney) Lillian said:March 6th, 2015 (10:55am) PST
Amazing to get this preening image...
I adore hummingbirds and you have captured a stunning shot, and so different from the usual Pamela
@pamelabole replied: Thank you so much Lillian....I really appreciate your comment!! I too adore hummingbirds! I have good sized group that feed at my feeder and my plants, and nest in my nearby trees.....such a fun bird to watch....and to try to capture in a shot! hahaha!!!!
(@PicturePost) john edward said:March 5th, 2015 (8:25am) PST
What a cute shot....good photography Pamela!
@pamelabole replied: Thank you so much John!!! : )
(@AleksandarVasic) Aleksandar Vasic said:March 2nd, 2015 (10:44am) PST
@pamelabole replied: Thank you so, so much Aleksandar!!! : )
(@LauraSample) Laura Sample said:February 28th, 2015 (10:42am) PST
Pamela...a very exceptional capture! Your detail, bokeh and DOF are so great...a real winner in my book!
@pamelabole replied: You are always so supportive of my photography....and I appreciate it so much Laura!!!!!! Thank you!!!! : )
(@MitchG) Michel Gagnon said:February 25th, 2015 (6:08am) PST
Hello Pamela, what a fabulous photo!...wonderful shot ..crisp and clear the expression on this little hummingbird...preening and watching....looking at you ...great it...thanks for sharing... :)
@pamelabole replied: Thank you so much always say the nicest things!! I really appreciate you always looking and commenting on my photos!!! : )
(@kiwibrian) Brian Winter said:February 24th, 2015 (8:34pm) PST
Pamela, you've been out and about with your camera. Nice work my friend!
@pamelabole replied: Hahaha.....I try not to leave home without it! ; ) Thank you so much Brian!!
(@KENBURROWS) Ken Burrows said:February 24th, 2015 (6:05am) PST
Simply amazing. Capturing hummingbirds on a photo is one thing but to have this opportunity to capture natural behavior is amazing. Super, crisp image, Pamela.
@pamelabole replied: are so kind!!!! Thank you for always commenting and saying the nicest things! It really means so much to me!!!! : )
(@Marthe) marthe said:February 23rd, 2015 (3:53pm) PST
is this one hummingbird of the family you were watching?? it is a SUPERB crisp capture, Pamela!
@pamelabole replied: Thank you so much Marthe.....and, it could very well be one of the few chicks in the nests we had last spring. I actually think they are just getting use to seeing the "big red headed" bird they see filling their feeder! hahaha!!! Thanks again for looking and your always kind comments!!!!
(@Nature1966) Jeff Sielski said:February 23rd, 2015 (3:25pm) PST
This is a Beautiful capture Pamela!! It's true these guys don't sit still!!
@pamelabole replied: Thank you Jeff!!! I appreciate your comment!
(@ramonachiassongmailcom) Ramona Chiasson said:February 23rd, 2015 (2:57pm) PST
@pamelabole replied: Thank you so very much Ramona....I truly appreciate you looking and always commenting on my photos!!! : )
(@RobDietz) Rob Dietz said:February 23rd, 2015 (2:05pm) PST
Great shot! It's not that often you catch these guys sitting still.
@pamelabole replied: Thanks Rob! And you are so right....these little guys always seem to be moving a mile a minute!

Pamela Bole
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I was amazed that this female hummingbird sat there for about 5 minutes preening, and let me stand right there and photograph her. I guess it was her way of saying thanks for feeding me! : )

Thanks for looking!

Uploaded: Feb 23rd, 2015 (2:02pm)
Category: Wildlife/Animals
Camera: NIKON D7000
Focal Length: 300 mm
Aperture: f/6.3
Shutter Speed: 1/1000 sec
ISO: 400

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