Taking a Breather

by Kristi Hines · Arizona, Phoenix


On my way out of the office the other evening, I got the opportunity to watch two hummingbirds at play, chasing each other back and forth between trees and bushes. It seemed like they had designated “time outs” that they would take in this one tree. Here’s one of the little guys, catching his or her breath before the next super sonic chase. Reminds me of the first time I saw hummingbirds growing up right outside my office.

Hummingbird

Camera: Nikon D3000 with 55-200mm Nikkor Lens
Processing: Adobe Lightroom 3, Topaz Adjust


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Curt Fleenor

Great catch Kristi, I think I’ve seen a hummingbird sitting still maybe once in my life!
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Jimi Jones

Wonderful catch!
Love how this came out, great job.
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Len Saltiel

Really great bokeh Kristi. The hummingbird is tack sharp.
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Eden

Nice capture! They are such lovely little birds, but from what I’ve seen can be quite territorial.
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Heather

Awesome shot :)
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Chris Nitz

Wonderful capture Kristi!
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Mike Olbinski

I like it, beautiful soft background, the angle is nice!
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Jesse Pafundi

Wow, awesome catch. Impressive!
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Steve Beal

I’m a sucker for avian photos :) – really great capture, Hummingbirds are almost impossible to catch. Do you have any idea what species of Hummingbird this is?
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Mary

Fascinating catch. I’ve never seen one perched.

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Toad Hollow Photography

Gorgeous capture Kristi! We have a few of them who frequent our backyard and Mrs. Toad and myself find ourselves spending a lot of time just watching them. This is a fabulous photograph, my friend.
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Chris DeAngelis

Holy bokeh! Great shot!
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Scott Ackerman

Great capture. Never really see these guys sitting still, nice work!
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Jan Winther

Great shot, Love that background, and you still managed to find a clean spot for the bird. I got some shots of them too, but not this close. Pretty cool.
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Dave DiCello

I’m with Curt, can’t below you caught it still! Great work!
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holdingmoments

A lovely shot Kristi.
I’d love to see one of these little stunners.

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Andrew

A lovely capture of a beautiful little bird. Well caught!
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Eileen

Love the hummer and you have a beautiful image! Well done!
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springman

What an interesting picture, never seen anything like it. Like another world!
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Mick

No hummingbirds in Australia so I especially like your photo.

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Boom & Gary

Great shot!! Boom & gary of the Vermilon River, Canada.
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Mark Blundell

Very good indeed – the background movement is great with the subject super sharp. Top Work!
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Pat

A really lovely shot of this tiny one!
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Arija, Australia

Such a nice little thing, loved the link to the nestlings spilling over their nest.
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Sondra

OH a perfect shot…

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MaineBirder

Very nice capture of one of my favorite birds!
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Viveca Koh

I love the background here, it’s like an Impressionist painting and makes the perfect backdrop to that beautiful bird – really well done.

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Jean

Major, major cool captures. Thanks for sharing!!!
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Pat Ulrich

Lovely capture, and sounds like fun to watch! So nice of them to take a break right there for you!
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