Saturday, July 23, 2011

It's Those Red Flowers

Friday July 22/11

The red flowers are blooming now, the ones with the  long tubular petals, that the hummingbirds love.
Crocosmia. 
 This variety is pure red, despite the sinking sun reflecting on the petals and the camera picking it up as orange.  There's probably a way to correct that, but I can't be bothered to figure it out.



The bee balm is blooming too.


And now I'm going to be wasting a lot of time trying to get the perfect hummingbird shot.
It was a bit late yesterday when I was taking these, the light was going.  The darn tiny birds move so fast and so erratically... but they do stop sometimes.



Here's my first attempt.
Probably more to come.

5 comments:

  1. We have a similar plant that grows wild where I live called "firecrackers." The hummers love it.

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  2. My Lucifer Crocosmia is about 5 feet tall and thick with blooms. It is about the only time I see the hummingbirds in my yard. I know they are always around but this attracts them even more than my Bee Balm.

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  3. Beautiful flowers. That bird has a big nose
    Benny & Lily

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  4. I have not seen the Crocosmia before..it doesn't grow here..or perhaps it is an annual! It is very pretty..I love the Bee Balm..I love it in all it's shades of red and purple and Lilac:)

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