Sunday, August 23, 2009

Hummingbirds and Campsis flowers

Trumpet creeper (Campsis radicans) is a great native vine with beautiful tubular orange flowers, but often disparaged because of its strong vining habit (read fast-growing).

A venerable ~100 year specimen at Biltmore Estate, in Asheville, NC has been carefully trained to cover a large arbor to the left of the house.

Much to our delight, a female hummingbird well-used to human visitors, was busily foraging in open flowers, close enough to get some nice shots with the help of the 18-200 lens. (Click on the photos for a better look!)


  1. Absolutely great photos Lisa!! I love watching the hummers.

  2. How lovely! I get such a thrill when I see hummingbirds in my yard but I can NEVER seem to capture them on film.


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