sign visitor log
how others are using my photographs
Tricia Best / NE Texas
Comments: Share your love of the flora and fauna of
the North American continent and especially the trains and
hummingbirds. My Dad was a RRmodeler all his life and his Dad
was a mechanic who had roots in the steam trains of the
Appalachian mountains-here in Texas. We run 15 feeders in a
season and I can make up to 5 gallons (yes, I said gallons) of
syrup in August-September to help feed all the fledglings and
parents. We are even occasionally treated to a visitor. Last one
was a Broad Wing. Who knows how he found us! Best to you and I
really like your work.
Cheryl Mondragon / Colorado Springs, CO
Comments: I absolutely love hummingbirds, and the
screen saver was the best. Thanks.
Mary Sonis / North Carolina
Comments: How the heck did you get these gorgeous
images with such little fuss? I am using a tripod, and getting
fuzzy shots... I just can't get the images crisp. Now in macro
mode, you have got to get mighty close... and I just can't get
there. They stay away from me when I am closer than 6 feet. I
thought I was still... but my Ruby Throated are so shy about all
this. These are beautiful shots. Thank you for so generously
sharing them. I will keep trying...with your pictures as my
Mimi Kauffman / Palm Desert, California
Comments: The Hummingbird is a special sign for me,
brings so much joy to the beholder. Thank you for this wonderful
Bonnie Browne / Headland, Alabama
Comments: Thank you for the lovely hummingbird
screensaver pictures!! Your photography is superb in capturing
their personalities, colors, and 3-D images.
Denise Levy / San Diego, CA
Comments: Love your photos. I'm a wannabe
photographer who THOUGHT my photos were pretty good. I think
now I need a better camera. Beautiful job.
Anna Evans / DeRidder, Louisiana
Comments: Hi, I have really enjoyed this website. My
grandson (6) loves trains, so I will visit again to show him
your pictures. I found this site because I was looking at
pictures of hummingbirds--I'm planning, and planting, a garden
to attract hummingbirds and monarchs.
Chris Ryan /
Comments: Your photos are amazing! You make it look
easy. I carve hummers from cork and use photos for reference. I
will let people know about your talent and website. Keep up the
Mike Kendrick and Brenda Tustian /
Comments: My wife, Brenda Tustian, is the artist of
two of the
Hummingbird paintings on your
site. We would like to say that we truly enjoy your site and the
work you do.
Thank you for a job well done.
Name: Mary Salas /
Chula Vista, CA
Comments: I just now had a few moments to finally view
your website. Your hummingbird photos are stunning! What a treat
to view these marvelous little creatures.
Laura Wedin /
Comments: Found your (Va
Tech '71 class ring) site! Awesome! I am the student
programs director for the alumni association and work with the
Class ring program (since 1994). I'm a big ring history nut and
love when I stumble on things like that. We will work to get
this link up on our ring page. Ultimately I want to have a page
with photos of all the years of rings - each side and bezel.
Thanks for such a nice and informative site. Hokie regards.
Cathy Stoudemire /
Comments: We are planning a hummingbird festival and
would like permission to link to your free hummingbird
screensavers. We have really enjoyed having them on our
Comments: I LOVE YOUR SITE !!!!!!
Beth Miller /
Thank you so
much for the beautiful website. I am a director of a preschool
program with a wildlife habitat which includes a butterfly and
hummingbird garden. I just want to let you know how much I
appreciate seeing the love, care and professionalism that went
into making the information, stories and photos available. Finding your
website was a jewel.
Name: Debra Arnold /
Comments: I sure enjoyed your website with all the
beautiful hummers. As a loyal Virginia Tech fan, I'm so proud
of the difference you are making in so many lives. Thank you
for your contribution to our beautiful world of nature.
Schadoff / Albuquerque, NM
Comments: SO nice to see someone who enjoys taking
pictures of nature & wildlife. Love the hummer pictures.
Name: Deanna Gray /
Comments: I just
downloaded your wonderful hummingbird screensaver today and
I love it. What a wonderful way to have the "hummers" here
all winter long with me in Virginia!! Thank you for sharing
your love of nature with all of us out here who love nature
Name: Paco Sánchez /
encontrado por casualidad su página con fotografias
sobre colibrís, y ha sido una enorme satisfacción
disfrutarlas. Le felicito por su trabajo, y le animo a
seguir haciendonos participes del mismo. Reciba un
Coleman / Riley, Kansas
your site searching for Hummingbird Poetry. A great site.
I added it to my favorites. My sister is going into the
hospital for a serious operation. She loves Hummingbirds.
I'm wondering if I could print some of the poems. I think
she would like to read one each day while she is in the
hospital recovering Thanks.
I just downloaded your free hummingbird screensaver. The
photographs are fantastic. Thank you for the screensaver, I am
thrilled with these gorgeous hummingbirds. Mega thanks.
just discovered your website and all those wonderful photos
you've taken! The tiny birds are remarkable! Thank you so much
for your talent and sharing!
Hawley / Portland, Oregon
Comments: Thank you so much
for sharing your beautiful photographs. I especially enjoyed
your Yosemite pictures and the hummingbirds. Thanks!
Egli, President, Gaithersburg Camera Club / Gaithersburg, MD
Comments: I enjoyed your pictures very much. I have managed to capture a
few birds last year but none so far this year. Yesterday, I had a couple of
visits to my feeder so I am sitting here with shutter release in hand and an
optimistic outlook.Thanks for sharing your pictures.
Moffatt / San Diego
Comments: I've been watching a few Anna's fighting over the pair of feeders
I keep in my home office window while I write during the day. I noticed a few
different looking birds, and went hunting for good pictures of Costa's...and
found your site. Your pictures are BEAUTIFUL. I wish I could take such great
shots of my little friends. They've gotten so used to me now that they let me
know when I need to replace the food by hovering in the window and peeping. I
can't wait to see the babies of Miss JJJ and Fluttermunchie - the primary
females who sneak past each other's guard to feed - Thank you for sharing your
beautiful pictures. I now know that I've had Costa's drop by too!
Comments: I really enjoyed your site. Thank you for it!
Perez / Massachusetts
Comments: I love your site, Beautiful Pictures. I am an
avid hummingbird watcher and your site is fantastic.
Name: Jeroen /
nice site with beautiful pictures!! Regards.
Name: Debi /
breath taking. Beautiful pictures.
Zacarias / Rio de Janeiro, Brasil
gostei de beija-flores, e neste site encontrei fotos maravilhosas. Meus Parabéns!
Adorei todas elas, não só os beija-flores.
Name: Becky /
loved the pictures. Such a welcome sight since we are in winter. This is a great
site and my class enjoyed it.
Robb / Roseau, MN
wonderful pictures of the mountains and falls brought back my memories of Idaho.
Thank you for helping to relieve my homesickness!
Winters / Alabama
beautiful photos were truly a blessing! Just one more reminder of how creative a
God we have! Thank You!
Name: Moneca / Calgary,
beautiful pictures, the best on the web for sure. Downloaded your screensaver,
will give me hours of enjoyment. You obviously truly love these amazing fellow
creatures! Thank you so much.
Name: Lisa /
San Antonio, TX
you so much for providing such detailed portrayals of the most beautiful things
in this world. May such blessings be bestowed upon you.
Name: Hiroko /
Pictures! I put your pic & link for your web on my blog site. I hope you don't
Name: Tammi /
you for all the beautiful pics, poetry and I love the screen savers... Keep up
the great work !!
Name: Fernando / Chile
love hummingbirds! Great page. Keep up the good work. I like the pictures and
Name: Chris Palmer /
love your photographs, keep up the good work.
Now I'm even more inspired to plant my hummingbird garden.
Name: Brian /
Comments: Wayne, You
are A Photographers Photographer! Before these days of Digital & Computer
Photos, I strived for those final prints that you have captured and posted to
Name: Margaret / San
Comments: Thank you for
sharing your pictures. They brought a smile to my face.
Name: Kathy / Arizona
Comments: You have an
awesome site and I love the hummingbird screensaver. Thank you for sharing ! God
Name: Lloyd /
Comments: Thank you SO
MUCH for sharing the beauty and glory of these magnificent birds. Kudos for your
photography and for sharing!
Name: Rachael / Commerce, TX
Comments: This website has wonderful photos!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Name: Kim / St. Louis, MO
Comments: These pictures helped my daughter so much for her
research paper on Hummingbirds!!!
Name: Dave / United Kingdom
Comments: Enjoyed your site.
Name: Paul Flournoy / Alabama
Comments: Thanks for the great screen savers. We feed
Rubythroats all year.
Name: Howard / Alberta, Canada
Comments: What an enjoyable site! You are to be
congratulated for your talented efforts and generosity.
Name: Doris / Arkansas
Comments: Thank you for the beautiful pictures. Hummers
have been my favorite for years.
Name: Susie / Tennessee
Comments: I have to say your poems and pictures have made
me so happy. My dad loved the tiny creatures and since he passed they are my
favorite thing to watch. They make me think of him. I love the way they flutter
Name: Justin / Omaha, NE
Comments: Your photos are stunning and beautiful.
Name: Elaine / NC
Comments: It has been a pleasure to see your photos. I have
been a hummingbird watcher and collector for years.
Name: Cecil / Jasper,
Comments: Love all this great hummingbird poetry...
Name: Huntington, WV
Comments: Such beautiful photographs of my favorite little
creature. I cant wait each April for them to return for the summer.
Name: Shari Conant /
Comments: I found your site while trying to find
information about keeping an Annas hummingbird alive through the frigid winters
here. I only dream of being able to take such beautiful photos of these elusive
Name: Mary Jo / Novato,
Comments: I am a hummingbird rehabilitator who greatly
appreciates your truly awesome photos! They remind me of why I go through the
sweat, tears, and exhaustion involved in caring for sick, injured or orphaned
hummingbirds-- so I can release them back to the wild.
Name: toutytouty /
Comments: I hope someday to build a site as great as this!!
I'm a photographer and a pc-technology student in progress. Thank you for
sharing such a wealth of enjoyment.
Name: Mary / Loma Linda,
Comments: Ah! You captured them, those elusive, darling
creatures! Mine will stay close until I aim my camera then, poof! They're gone.
You're a genius -- or maybe one of Them.
Name: Brian / Seattle,
Comments: My 76 old Mother loves these photos I sent her.
She said to be sure and thank you...THANK YOU!!!
Name: Tom Chan / Hong Kong
Comments: Your Collections are very impressive. Your photos help me
learn a lot about hummingbirds. Thank you very much!
Name: Pat / Costa Rica
Comments: Lovely photos! We have here at my home, Rufous and
Little Hermits, and they fly through our house often!
Name: Barbara / Nova Scotia
Comments: I loved your photos very much. I enjoy taking pictures also
but don't have a fancy camera. The Hummingbirds are so nice as are all the other
pics you have here. Thank you for sharing them. I have them for screensavers but
need more for different seasons.
Name: Barbara / Central Ohio
Comments: Thank you so much for directing me to your site. Out here, we
only have Ruby-Throated hummingbirds in the spring and summer. We miss them in
autumn and winter, so thank you for sharing your hummingbirds with us in our
Name: DeAnna / Albuquerque, NM
Comments: I was just admiring your hummingbird photos and they are really outstanding! Your photos are incredibly sharp to the point that they almost don't even look real (but in a good way). I'm amazed how your photos are just razor sharp despite the small size and high speed of the birds. I tend to get my best shots when they are sitting on the fence. How do you do it?
Name: Aðva Tatil ve Turizm
Comments: I have bookmarked your site and I will come back again !
You have the greatest site!
Name: Steve / Tennessee
Comments: Incredible photos! The hummingbird screensaver is a big hit
at my house. Thanks.
Name: May Hobbs / Midland, Texas
Comments: I just love your photos of the beautiful hummers and I
appreciate the free screensavers!! They are truly God's jewels and I love to
watch them! I
sent the site to my sister in law in El
and she immediately installed the free screensavers.
both agree that yours are the best photos of Hummingbirds we have ever seen.
Thanks from all of us!
Name: Betti Easton
Comments: Just had to tell you how much I am enjoying your hummingbird
screensaver. I am a collector of hummingbirds and I think your screensaver is
absolutely wonderful. Thanks for providing this wonderful service for all of us
Name: Dwight & Pam
Comments: Great job! Thank you very much. My wife loves the
Name: Cousin Pat / Virginia
Comments: WOW! You really know your camera!
Great photos and we look forward to seeing more of your work.
Name: Steffanie / Vancouver British Columbia, Canada
Comments: Thank you for being a Hummer lover
and photographer. I found your site from a google Image search, and so very glad
that I did. I have only had the privilege of seeing one hummingbird in Vancouver
while I was picking sweetpeas in my Mothers garden.
Name: Dawn / Fullerton
Comments: As a fellow hummingbird fanatic and
photographer, yours is the first website that has knocked my socks off! And I
thought I took good shots.. geez, you almost put me to shame. I have been
studying the behavior of these little guys for about three years.
Name: Sylvie / Hawkesbury, Ontario
Comments: Thank you for the beautiful pictures of the
Name: Juan Francisco Mota. / Atizapan de Zaragoza, Ciudad
Adolfo Lòpez Mateos
Comments: Hello. Thank you very much for the really
beautiful photos of these birds of wonder.
Name: Pat / NJ
Comments: I downloaded your hummingbird screensaver, and
it's fabulous.. just beautiful. Very much appreciated here.. thanks!
Name: Donna / NC
Comments: This was our first year to have hummers;
we are hooked. Cannot wait until they're back Enjoyed your pictures immensely.
Name: Donna Chapman / Las Vegas
Comments: I just wanted to tell you how
beautiful your hummingbird screensaver is. Simply magnificent!
Name: Carol Lyon / Manassas, VA
Comments: Wonderful photos. We have 3 hummingbirds that
visit our yard daily. The male left 2 days ago for his migration flight and the
female is still here. The third bird must have been a male also as it is now
gone. These birds are such a joy to watch.
Name: Dawn Taylor
Comments: Really like your
pictures. I have hummingbirds at my home and really enjoy watching them.
Name: Marcela Herrera / CA
Comments: I was making a speech for my English class when I found your
photos. They are the best in the web. I will use them to show the hummingbirds.
I am from Argentina and I live in Ca. I am trying to learn English and I am in
high school for adults. Thank you.
Name: Grzegorz / Poland
Comments: Best pictures, congratulations.
/ Kelowna BC Canada
Comments: Thank you for having such a great site. We have lots of
hummers here at our house too, but it was nice to see them close up. Great
Name: Juli / IL
Comments: My mom died 5 years ago and I hope she was standing beside me when I looked over your
site. She loved hummingbirds and had ones that would eat at her feeders when she was just inches away. She would
have loved all your photos! I know I did!! Thanks for sharing.
Name: Nancy / SE Alaska
Comments: What an enchanting site. Just had my first Rufous at my feeder, and it lead me here.
I'll visit again, for sure.
Name: Grow_N_Krazy / Texas
Comments: Thank you for so generously sharing your fantastic photography! The hummer screen saver is so enjoyable, I hate to leave my computer now. Guess I will be 'forced' to download the other screen saver, too. Again, thanks!
Name: migardener / Michigan
Comments: Just downloaded your truly beautiful screen saver. Thank you for sharing it with other hummer lovers. In the dead of the winter, when hummers are only a memory, I'll look at this, and enjoy it even more.
Name: GrandPapaMike / California
Thanks very much for the screensaver. The pictures are
spectacular, and it installed perfectly with just a couple of mouse clicks.
Name: Mrs. Robbie
Payne / Michigan
Comments: I was looking for some pictures to see the actual feather detail on hummingbirds!
I'm working on a quilt and wanted to add a hummingbird. We have several (ruby throat) at our feeders but our pictures have never been clear enough. Your pictures are wonderful.
Comments: I think that your photos and screensavers are just outstanding. The best that I have ever seen. Web site construction is great too...
Name: Carolyn / Louisiana
Beautiful pictures. I would love to find and see a nest up close.
Name: Chris / Ohio
Comments: Thank you so much for sharing your
pictures. They are simply awesome, and if I were judging your talent, I would quickly nominate your work for first prize... Blue Ribbon.
What a great job!
Birdlegs / Michigan
Comments: Thanks for being so generous. Your hummingbird screensaver has the best photo's
I've ever seen. Thank You, Thank You, Thank you
GrandPapaMike / California
Comments: Great website - and the pictures are amazing. Thanks very much for sharing such a wonder. Gramps
Alan / LA
Comments: Great photography, Great pictures, Great settings. Thank You!
Anne / Orange County, CA
Comments: Amazing, wonderful photos! I especially loved the Anna's babies in the nest...
Comments: Your whole site and everything about the hummers is absolutely beautiful. I found your site while looking for a hummer ecard or photo to send to my mother, she is a wonderful caring mother who has had to spend a lot of time taking care of me due to some very serious health issues. She has a beautiful backyard, lots of bright flowers and shrubs for the hummers , a pond and lots of moving water for them and oh yes not under about thirty feeders, during migration they swarm her house. I just wanted to thank you for the site. I will pass it on to her, she will love it. I am going to download one of the screensavers right now. Thank You again!
Ernesto Jaramillo / Ecuador
Comments: Saludos from Ecuador. Just came from your Web page, and I must congratulate you
for doing a fine job. It is my hobby also. I live in the Andes Mountains of
Ecuador, and we are blessed with many species of hummers. I do a lot of Digital
photographs of hummers, and would love to send you some.
Your results, applying your skills with the C-3000 and what
would appear to be a strong dose of patience and persistence to the world of the
hummingbird, are inspirational. I think your goal of "raising environmental
awareness through photography" has been well advanced by what is on
display. Congratulations and many thanks.
Beautiful! I enjoyed the picture on the front page of the Eagle.
Wayne, Your photographs are absolutely incredible! The birds are wonderful, but I really loved the trains and doors photos as well. You are very talented, my friend!!!!!
very good - I need to talk to your wife about your ability. a great way to retire.
Wayne, You have done a wonderful thing here. My father was so excited to see these photos. Thank you so much.
Susie and Mike's brother, it was great to see those amazing pics right outside
their window. I live in the Big Bend area of Tx. and we have awesome hummers out
I was watering new plants on the bank of the south branch of the
Potomac in Moorefield, WV, with a fine mist to keep the plants in place when a beautiful jewel with feathers swayed back and forth in the water.
She/he did it for several minutes. It was a wonderful experience.
Dear Mr. Owen, I really and sincerely
admire your work! They're wonderful masterpieces of photography. I do some shooting of wildlife myself, so I understand how patient and nature loving you have to be to get good shots. Special thanks!
Somebody sent me your link by mistake - what a GREAT mistake. I really love
hummingbirds and belong to a couple societies. I enjoyed your pictures, and really
haven't had a good chance to browse yet, but I will soon.
I live in Colo. We have hummers here in
summer and feed and enjoy watching them. If they run low on feed, they will attack me to get my attention
Hummingbirds are very special to me. You have a great collection.
Great Photos! Thanks.
Your photographs were wonderful. I am in the process of writing an
English paper for school. Could I print out several photos on my printer and would there be a charge?
The pictures are absolutely beautiful. I am a friend of your wife, Nancy. In the last holiday letter, she highlighted your site. Thanks for sharing!
Thanks for sharing the pictures.
Great pictures. Thanks!
Your work is awesome. Thank you so much!
Beautiful tiny little birds; more pictures please.
They are beautiful. I'm so glad my friend sent me a postcard for my birthday.
I enjoyed reading about your hummingbirds. I just recently have seen hummingbirds in my gardens, after putting up hummingbird feeders and planting specifically to attract them.
I especially enjoyed the photos of the hummingbirds from the San Diego aviary.
I think your site was just great. I completely enjoy watching these fabulous birds.
Your web page is great. I thoroughly enjoyed it.
Your photos of the 'hummers' was astounding! Fantastic! Truly an amazing view of natures beauty.
They are beautiful.
I have enjoyed the hummingbird photos.
Thanks for providing a wonderfully entertaining site. Your photos -- especially of my favorite little buddy,
Rufous, are some of the best I've seen. I'm relatively new to "hummingbird watching" and live in the Midwest (near Detroit).
Enjoyed the tour through your
photographs, poetry etc. I have
web TV and the photographs come
through the size of the screen.
Wonderful, I adore hummingbirds. Keep up the good work. Sandy
Beautiful site! I can't get enough views of hummers!
Wonderful hummer photos!!!
Wonderful photos of hummingbirds. Some of the best I've seen. Thanks for the opportunity to view your site.
Comments: I first started watching the tiny wonders when I lived in San Diego, many years ago. I now live in Texas and I await the arrival of the first hummers as much as I anticipate the arrival of Spring itself!
Love your web-site, hummingbirds are my favorite, I am a collector of hummingbird items. Keep those pictures coming.
Wayne, What a fantastic job you've done, and thank you for adding my site to you links page (I created "The Hummingbird Diaries"). It's a pleasure to share a common interest with someone so creative and who really has an eye for great nature photos!
Very nice and informative.
Just got done viewing your hummingbird pictures. They are really nice!
You have made my day. Thank you for sharing.
You have the most beautiful hummingbird pictures I have seen. The detail is amazing. Thank you for posting them.
Outstanding collection of photos and a very nice web site. Kudos!
I want to thank you very much of sharing your hummingbird photos. Your photos are very impressive!
I would be interested in seeing more of your photos...Interested in mother's with babies.
I just found your Hummingbird pages and they are wonderful. I am absolutely in awe of these tiny jewels.
Viewing the hummingbird photos really brightened my day!!!