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Old May 13, 2008, 4:46 PM   #1
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Allen's Hummingbird is restricted to coastal California. It is replaced north of California by the Rufous Hummingbird, which occurs in California only as a migrant.Femalesare similar and males can be told apart by the green feathers on the back of the Allen's. This is a female, drying out after a bath. Taken with the Panasonic FZ18.

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Beautiful capture Penolta. Nice detail and good exposure for the color variations.W see the Rufous in the summer and the Anna's year roundhere in northernOregon.

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I second Kent's comments - lovely detail and colour! Well done. Dan
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Nice capture, penolta! Thecolors and detail are excellent with that Pana.
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Old May 15, 2008, 12:23 AM   #7
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Thanks Kent, Dan, and Sabine. There has been at least one pair of these in and around my yard for two or three years (replacing the Black-chins, whidh had in turn replaced the Anna's we had for many years), but it took a bath for one to sit still long enough to be photographed. These were taken hand heldunder the softer difused lighting of athin cloud cover at midday.
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I have had even less luck getting this bird in flight.She feeds outside my sliding glass patio door onher favorite flower, aWaverly Sage, and if I moveor try to slidethe door open I am too close andshe leaves immediately. My only choice would be to shootthrough the glass, which is not an optically flat surface. Itfaces West, sothe birdis either in shade in the morningor backlightedafter noon. These are a couple of heavily postprocessed grab shots taken during lunch from my seat at the table - quite a contrast with the perched shots - not at all satisfactory.

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yeah, she's keeping an eye on you too.
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