Tuesday, October 15, 2013

A little surpirse . . .


"Legends say that hummingbirds float free of time, carrying our hopes for love,
joy and celebration. Hummingbirds open our eyes to the wonder of the world
and inspire us to open our hearts to loves ones and friends. Like a hummingbird,
we aspire to hover and to savor each moment as it passes, embrace all that life has 
to offer and to celebrate the joy of everyday. The hummingbird's delicate grace reminds
us that life is rich, beauty is everywhere, every personal connection has meaning and that
laughter is life's sweetest creation."
-PAPYRUS


{Kim Klassen warm sun}


Sometimes life throws in those little surprises . . . ya know? 

I've been trying to capture the hummingbirds at my feeder and haven't been having much luck...at all!

But then one morning as I was sitting and waiting to capture a butterfly in flight coming to the milkweed,
I had an unexpected visitor. I was able to get off two shots before he was spooked by the shutter sound of the camera.

Friends, today I'm posting over at Focusing on Life and would be thrilled for you to join me over there. Have you ever felt your gear/equipment was less than adequate to do what you want it to do? Well, come on over because I'm comparing two of my lenses that range from $150-$450 with that of two lenses I was able to borrow that range from $2,400-$6,000 . . . you just might be surprised at what you can do with what you have.

You can find that post by clicking here.

Enjoy your day!

Love, Kim


linking with Texture Tuesday, Tuesdays Around the World, Tuesday Muse



 

30 comments:

Kerri Farley said...

Awesome capture!!!

Barbara said...

Oh I love hummingbirds, I'm living in the Netherlands and I've never seen one in real life. Delightful capture and a wonderful quote to go with it.

Thank you for visiting my blog.

Dotti said...

Wonderful shot of a hummingbird ... doing what he does best!

Brenda said...

What a wondrous surprise for you to capture! Love the hazy golden light.

abrianna said...

Lovely hummingbird photo!

Gail Dixon (LaBelle) said...

Oh, I'd so much rather have a photograph of the hummingbirds getting nectar from flowers. Great shot and the edit is very pleasing.

Your post on the other blog has me intrigued, so I think I'll hop on over! :)

Kim Cunningham said...

So beautiful, Kim! I've half given up on capturing a hummer. I love this image and so happy you could experience it!

Cathy H. said...

Lovely surprise visitor! Beautiful focus and composition!

Sylvia said...

What a great capture of this lovely bird !
Beautiful texture work and quote !
Nice week,
Sylvia

Sharon Collins said...

Wonderful capture. Read the other blog post and it was interesting.

Nancy @ A Rural Journal said...

Much nicer image au naturel -- than at the feeder. Nicely done Lisa!

Barbara said...

Such a beautiful dreamy shot Kim, love hummers.

Sherri B. said...

What a beautiful capture! In all the years we've lived in our current house, I've only spotted a hummingbird once on our shady property. I was so thrilled!

Pride In Photos said...

Oh I am so glad to hear there are hummingbirds in Texas! I will have to be on the lookout when I visit my daughter. They are my husbands very favorite bird. Great capture Kim.

Tamar SB said...

Gorgeous! I have never seen a hummingbird in flight before - amazing to witness I bet!

Deanna said...

Oh capturing those little float freeing birds is a challenge, but you managed to grab a great one!! PS..I bought my mug at Hobby Lobby too. I must stay out of that store, I spend waaaay too much money there.

Silvina Soave said...

Preciosa visita, hermosa captura!!
Un abrazo grande.

Barb said...

Hi Kim, You were definitely at the right place at the right time. Patience pays!

Sharon said...

Oh, you did capture this shot perfectly! What a sweet tiny bird.

Nicki said...

Those surprise visits can be magical. Great capture.

Ida said...

Don't you love it when something you've been trying so hard to capture just suddenly falls into your lap so to speak. What a cool capture of the hummingbird. I would have been thrilled. Heck I was just thrilled to have actually spotted a hummingbird earlier this summer as it landed on a nearby wire for a few seconds. Capturing one in a photo would have been heavenly.

Kelly said...

I love little surprises. I can never get them at the flowers!

Andy said...

Changing you planed photo session paid off with excellent results.

Linda R said...

What a great capture my friend. Hummingbirds make me smile. I miss seeing them at my feeder back in the desert..

Hugs~

Anita Johnson said...

What a lovely surprise and I enjoyed your article too!

Andee said...

What a great shot!

aspiritofsimplicity said...

this is a beautiful picture. I will check out your post

EarlK said...

Great shot.

Carola Bartz said...

What a lovely photo! I love hummingbirds (and milkweed as well) and you captured this tiny bird so beautifully. I haven't seen one at my milkweed yet, and not many butterflies either. Love the texture as well! Beautiful.
Thank you for your visit to my blog!

Our photos said...

Beautiful hummingbird photo!
Greetings, RW & SK

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