Saturday, May 12, 2012

Memory Shots

Another set of memory shots. 

In case you're new to the blog, 
memory shots are those that, while not great shots, 
are special to me in some way.

Today I went with friends out to West Cliff.
Everyone swore there were  whales.  
We did see a few spouts, 
but I certainly wasn't fast enough to get off a shot, 
so if there were whales, 
you can't prove it by me.  
Do you think someone 
is out there in a submersible, 
spouting water every once in a while 
to fake us all out?

That thought occurred to me

There did seem to be an inordinate number of cormorants.  
There must have been at least a dozen gulps of cormorants.
Did you know that's what you call a gathering of cormorants?

While not a great shot, 
it's a reminder to me of the look of dozens of birds,
sweeping and swooping close to the waves.

I though they were quite beautiful

If you can't see them 
(they are very small in this shot), 
then click to enlarge.

This shot is my new friend, 
the baby hummingbird.
We have six feeders on the rig, 
but this little guy only comes to my window feeder.
He's quite small, and will sit for minutes at a time.
Not a great shot 
(remember I'm shooting 
through the heavily tinted windows of the Lazy Daze),
Still I wanted to capture a picture of him 
before he grows up.

And that's it for today.


Gaelyn said...

For years I've hung hummingbird feeders and enjoyed watching them grow. They can be quite aggressive. This year I forgot the feeders, but have seen some hummers around.

Jerry and Suzy said...

Hadn't known they were gulps, but we've seen lots of cormorants. Yours are lined up very gracefully across the water, and the ice plant provides a nice color burst up front. Good picture!

photowannabe said...

Love the baby hummer.
We have a few around here too. They are so much fun to watch.
Forgot to wish you a Happy Birthday a few days, Happy Birthday.

edlfrey said...

A group of cormorants is a gulp or a flight.

I think the term for a group of hummingbirds is much more descriptive, they area charm of hummingbirds