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The birds and the bees rolled into one...

I initially mistook this hummingbird for a massive bee when it flew past my head.

Taken in Pemberton, BC during a test photoshoot for my friends Geraldine and Patrick who are getting married there on Saturday.
31st Jul 2009, 08:51   | tags:,,,,,

Puddikat says:

Beautiful, wow.

31st Jul 2009, 09:09

Twiglet says:

These are brilliant Rare. I take it will we be getting a glimpse of the happy pair...

31st Jul 2009, 10:12

Euphro says:

Wow, fantastic! Hummingbirds are so hard to catch.

31st Jul 2009, 12:53

swamprose says:

if you can do that with a zippy fast-moving hummingbird, then a marriage should be no trouble.

the plant is Monarda fistulosa, wild beebalm, a native plant.

31st Jul 2009, 12:57

Thanks guys :)

Puddikat; Thanks! I always thought they were more tropical than BC, but it was great seeing them in the wild!

Twiglet; eventually I'll post some wedding pics. They're on a budget so asked me to be their official photographer. I'm a bit nervous to be honest. Anyway, I'll need to post-process and make an album for them before I can post anything online! That and the fact I still have a few hundred photos from Tofino I want to post. I've been a bit lax with my moblog of late.

Euphro; Actually there were abut 4 of them in these plants and they were all posing. Unfortunately I was in such a rush to capture them that I didn't set my camera up properly; I was using my 70-200 f2.8, and didn't realise I was shooting at f9. If I see them again at the wedding I'll see if I can capture them at a wider aperture.

Swamp; True. A marriage is slightly more static. Unfortunately there's massive forest fires in the area (it was 35 degrees in the city yesterday, and 40 up in Pemberton) so we're on evacuation watch at the moment. Hopefully it'll go ahead ok. Flames in the background and ash-confetti may make for interesting photos though :) And thanks for the plant ID!

31st Jul 2009, 19:30

Caine says:

Wow! Fantastic shots. I have that beebalm in my yard. No hummingbirds though.

31st Jul 2009, 22:33

swamprose says:

you are awfully close to the Lillooet fire. fingers crossed for a fine wedding day.

2nd Aug 2009, 15:53

Thanks Caine. I saw a few on the bird feeders as well, but it was more impressive seeing them feed on the beebalm :)

Swamprose> It was touch and go for a while. It's not just Lilloet that has been hit; there's pretty much a straight line from northern Pemberton down through Lilloet (following the route of the thunderclouds). We were in teh evac zone, and most other people staying in the area were firefighters. It hadn't reached the valley floor while we were there though, so we were lucky that the wedding still went ahead. The wind was going in the other direction too, so there was minimal ash confetti!

5th Aug 2009, 20:01

minkey says:

Such a treat for the eyes. Monarda are also a big hit in garden in the UK but unfortunately without the humming birds.

9th Aug 2009, 20:42

Anita(anitaamaladas1510-at-gmail-dot-com) says:

Where can we find the humming bird?

30th Jan 2011, 16:06

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