Fleeting Moments

Our lives are made up of big events and tiny moments. Ultimately, life is fleeting, and oftentimes it’s these small moments we love to document.” Cheri Lucas Rowlands

These photos were taken this summer. I was pleased with how they turned out, especially because there were some of the first pictures I took with my camera. (Olympus Stylus SP-820UZ)

I included this photo because it is that “fleeting moment” of the orange hummingbird being in the process of running off the green hummingbirds from the feeder.


44 thoughts on “Fleeting Moments

    • They are hard to catch a picture of! I stood out by the feeders as still as I could until the birds were “somewhat” comfortable with me being there. I had the camera up to my eye the whole time so I didn’t scare them off by moving it. I got a few lucky shots!

    • Tildy, the way I captured these pictures is by standing out by the feeders ever so often and let them get use to me. Little by little, they would come up to the feeders while I was standing there. One day I took my camera with me and held it up to my eyes, ready to click, and stood very still. This is how I captured these photos. Once you click you don’t get many more chances at that time and have to go back again another day.

  1. great job – hummingbirds are so fascinating. I loved watching them this summer, with all the other birds that feed from feeders on our deck. Some are still hanging on in this frigid cold!

    • We don’t get many “exotic type” birds, just sparrows, crows, and pigeons. So it is always exciting when the hummingbirds come. I was afraid they were going to stay too long and miss their flight south. But I believe they made it just in the knick of time. 🙂

  2. These are great pictures! I have a feeder that hangs on my kitchen window by a suction cup that the hummers love, as do the ants and bees.

    • I had a problem with ants, bees, and WASPS taking over my feeders. I put some sugar water in a pie tin with some rocks in it so they could stand on and get to the sugar water. Took care of the problem! Only problem is you have to keep sugar water in the pie tin. Another positive about this – they won’t sting you because now they like you so much. LOL

      • I will have to try that but fear ill attract other critters to the area..skunks, possums, raccoons and such. Think I will prefer to fight ants and bees tho

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