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Old Sep 30, 2011, 6:46 PM   #1
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Default Some Hummingbirds

These were posted over in the Pentax DSLR part of the forums, but I wanted to share them here with you wildlife experts as well.

Have known for some time that Hummingbirds enjoy Jewelweed nectar, but had not taken time to watch them carefully until this year. Found a nice jewelweed patch at the home park, and spent some time getting to know the hummers there. Found that they were not at all disturbed by my (quiet and still) presence. Noticed that they spent more time chasing each other than they did feeding. And each had a very well-defined feeding territory, with a favorite perch or two from which to "survey their domain!"











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Old Sep 30, 2011, 6:48 PM   #2
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These are my first attempts at Hummingbird shots, so any comments, critique and suggestions will be very helpful and much appreciated.

PS - All taken with Pentax K20D. Lenses used: Pentax A* 300 F4 and Pentax SMC 135-600 F 6.3
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These are excellent mole!! I'm obsessed with capturing these little ones so I know how difficult it can be! I find them particularly difficult in flight, yours are beautiful!
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Nice clean shots. Our hummers are very scroungy looking when at rest. Your birds are much neater. Good job
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Old Oct 7, 2011, 1:30 PM   #5
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Saly - Thanks for your kind words - they are indeed beautiful creatures!

Caryl - (Please don't tell the secret - we Rangers have to brush each bird's feathers when they enter our Tennessee State Parks!) Or maybe different species are more or less "scruffy?" All we have here are the Ruby-Throated. You have several other species in the Western US.

PS - if you want to see a few more photos, here are the rest that I posted:

http://forums.steves-digicams.com/pe...mingbirds.html


http://forums.steves-digicams.com/pe...mingbirds.html
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Ours are mostly Anna Hummingbirds.
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Old Oct 9, 2011, 5:18 PM   #7
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Beautiful series, they are such pretty birds.
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Old Oct 9, 2011, 7:45 PM   #8
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Great series Mole. I really appreciate what it took to get such quality shots.
Thanks for sharing.
I have great admiration for something that small being able to survive and thrive the way they do. Amazing little creatures.
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Super beautiful and outstanding.
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