About This Blog

I began this blog in 2011 in an attempt to improve my photography and showcase all of California's 58 counties. I didn't quite make all of the 58, I missed three and I will try to rectify that in the coming year. I'm not sure how much I improved my photography because I always seemed to be in a rush.
In 2012 I plan to take more time, perhaps not post every day (this is one thing I did accomplish in 2011). I also plan to expand beyond California and include images from other parts of Western United States. I will continue to include a map showing where I was when I took the picture. I will keep commentary to a minimum, long photo essays will continue to be at Martha's Musings.

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Hummer Perched in the Dogwood

Anna's Hummingbird
2/19/2011

Placer County
Linked to Ruby Tuesday
Linked to World Bird Wednesday 

Where is this?  My back yard 

27 comments:

Breathtaking said...

Wow,what an amazing looking bird.
Don't know what it is,but you have
captured it beautifully.

Sylvia K said...

Such a gorgeous little bird and your capture is superb, Martha! You get better and better every day -- and you were great to start with!! Love the colors! Have a wonderful day!

Sylvia

Esther Garvi said...

What a beautiful little bird!

TexWisGirl said...

wow, that's beautiful!

ramblingwoods.com said...

Oh you made me remember a dear friend and wildlife rehabber who passed away this summer. She specialized in hummingbirds and bats.....sweet photo...Michelle

heyBJK said...

Beautiful shot, Martha! Awesome color and detail! Very nice work!

Kay L. Davies said...

Fantastic, Martha. Hummers don't do a lot of perching, so you must have been very patient to catch this little beauty in such a lovely place.

Kay, Alberta, Canada
An Unfittie’s Guide to Adventurous Travel

Andrew said...

A fantastic image... I really enjoy seeing all the hummers posted on WBW as i don't have them over here in the UK.
Beautiful little birds to see.

Kim, USA said...

OMG this is an excellent shot!

RT

Gary said...

Grand capture!! Boom & Gary of the Vermilon River, Canada.

bailey-road.com said...

Wonderful capture!

mick said...

Great photo. Beautiful bird and the pink leaves make a nice background.

Springman said...

The longer I look the more nuanced this beautiful picture becomes. I was shut out this summer, exactly zero hummingbird pictures. I appreciate having your wonderful capture to enjoy all the more!
Thanks for sharing Martha!

holdingmoments said...

Excellent capture.

Rose said...

What a fantastic shot!

eileeninmd said...

Beautiful hunningbird and a great capture! Happy Thanksgiving!

Tracey N. said...

WOW this is an amazing shot of a gorgeous little bird. There is nothing as pretty as a hummingbird, at least to me.

Yogi♪♪♪ said...

What a beautiful photograph. I really appreciate the skill and patience it takes to get this kind of shot.

amatterofhowyouseeit.com said...

Beautiful photography. The details of the bird, the selective focus, and the way you've framed it are just excellent.

Hilke Breder said...

Lovely image, Martha! Would love to frame it. Stunning colors and composition! Happy Thanksgiving!

Arija said...

What a wonderful sight tucked away in all that red.

ladyfi said...

Wow - this is spectacular!

Larry said...

A beautiful close up of the Anna's Martha! The colors and composition are fabulous!

I still have a few hanging about and usually have one or two that stay all winter. It amazes me that they stay even when the temps get into the freezing range here.

Judy said...

Wow!! I have never seen a shot like this!!

cassandrasminicorner said...

So sweet:)

Visiting late for Ruby Tuesday! Hope you can visit me too:)

http://www.loveablecassandra.com/2011/11/watching-tv-with-her-new-red-shoes.html

john said...

what a great shot!

Sallie said...

I love Anna's hummingbirds -- well all hummingbirds really. Your picture is wonderful.

I am about to embark on a tour of CA (catching up at last!) and I wasn't going to comment until I got to the newest post. But just had to say something about this one -- the picture is so great

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