Some hummingbirds of Ecuador

Michael Lorentz
Published July 28, 2012 12:27 PM






On a recent family holiday to Ecuador I totally fell in love with hummingbirds - their beauty and energy make them one of the most fascinating groups of birds. They are extremely difficult to photograph and the challenge to take pictures that do them justice will definitely drive me back to Ecuador.

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Barbara Boast-Blaettler

Commented July 28, 2012 03:42 PM
Nothing we create will ever come anywhere close to the beauty nature has to offer......

Nicky Williams

Commented July 29, 2012 08:13 AM
I agree

Michael Lorentz

Commented July 31, 2012 12:27 PM
they are the most endearing and beautiful of birds...

Clay Knight

Commented August 01, 2012 11:59 AM
Great photos Michael... I've grown up with these little birds and they are very hard to photograph unless they're around a liquid feeder filled with a splash kool-aid mixed in it. There's normally always a dominate bully hanging around the feeder and the whole scene of how they all interact is a joy to watch. I could sit and watch them for hours... sitting around a humming bird feeder can be like sitting around a campfire. There are around 350 types or species of hummingbirds that have been recorded with about 51 of them having some sort of endangered status. Out of all the species recorded there are only around 15 types hummingbirds that breed here in the states so it's great to see such high-quality photos like these. If you're ever around a feeder try wearing some very brightly colored clothing. These little birds are already very trusting of humans when in garden or feeder settings and will come right up to you and check you out to see if your bright colored clothing will produce nectar. I've always wanted to get a photo of a hummingbird in flight head on. It's a challenge as you will notice most photos capture them from the side if in flight and the head-on photos mostly have them perched. I'm sure you have a ton of photos of these little birds.

Inder Jit Singh

Commented August 01, 2012 03:29 PM
Top class!

Harshit Singh

Commented August 01, 2012 03:44 PM
That's some splendid work there!

Sally Panos

Commented August 02, 2012 10:00 AM
Fantastic photos Michael!

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