I rarely see hummers here, but they are even faster than the swallows. It's a good thing they go semi-still when feeding or I wouldn't get to enjoy the pictures of them you post.
Now I've got some free time, I'll be watching the swallow's nest. I'm waiting 'til the babies hatch. I think the parents will likely lure them to a nearby telephone line, then I can get pictures of them out in the open.
This is why I haven't been stalking the birds as much: http://www.pets.ca/forum/showthread.php?t=81245