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Old Mar 16, 2010, 2:05 PM   #1
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Default Hummingbird feeding chicks (Video)

I could not get a good still like Herbs or coverage I wanted as this nest is very concealed and shaded throughout the day and I did not want to disturb the natural cover. She feeds about every 10 minutes. I did not realize they caught insects but she will hover over the nearby creek and snag bugs, perch and rest, the fly in and feed. This goes on all day. Sorry about the video quality but as I stated its very shaded and backlit.

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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Fee7RjHEdPQ

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Wow! You did really well to manage to keep the recording going for such a long time without scaring the parent away. When I see the mother thrusting her beak all the way down into the chick's interior, the chick reminds me of a sword-swallower & I'm mystified as to how it works - but it certainly does.
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Old Mar 16, 2010, 4:07 PM   #3
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Wow! You did really well to manage to keep the recording going for such a long time without scaring the parent away. When I see the mother thrusting her beak all the way down into the chick's interior, the chick reminds me of a sword-swallower & I'm mystified as to how it works - but it certainly does.
Shes apparently not that concerned with me, I guess because the coverage and Im shooting through a gap. She does fly next to me every trip in to check me out but then goes right to her nest. I wish I could get in and get a shot like what you did but its so concealed and about 10 feet up.

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Old Mar 19, 2010, 6:38 PM   #4
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I was finally able to get a shot through an opening. With the crop factor its 640mm and they were still a spot in the middle of the shot so this is quite a crop. They appear to be nearing time to leave the nest. My plan is to capture them on video as they stretch their wings.




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Old Mar 20, 2010, 9:41 PM   #5
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Great video and fantastic shot. Nice a sharp. What gear were you using for these?
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Old Mar 21, 2010, 6:18 PM   #6
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Thanks. I have the 7D and 400 5.6 lens but results are usually much better. Very poor light in this situation.
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I have another video uploading and will link it once it has processed. Here is another shot of the chicks. They have started moving around stretched their wings a few times.

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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-SuVNBgFWUI

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You did an outstanding job, Widowmaker.
reminds me of one I did almost 20 years ago with my old video cam. it was a mocking bird nest with 4 babies taken in sperms from birth to leaving the nest. wish I still had it.
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