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Old Feb 1, 2011, 7:29 PM   #1
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#1 Anna's Hummingbird - when he turns his head JUST RIGHT, his whole head glows magenta. Normally it looks black. He was about 20 feet away, I'm at full zoom, freehand (stupid me without a tripod)





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#4 A few more from this weekend - it was a dark, rainy day. Here, I'm only about 6 feet away.



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Old Feb 1, 2011, 7:45 PM   #2
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More great shots, those humming birds are sooooooo beautiful............
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Absolutely gorgeous Saly. I love Hummingbirds. Did you use a tele converter? Cheers Lyn
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Old Feb 1, 2011, 10:28 PM   #5
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Thanks everyone!

Lyn - no, this is just straight zoom.
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Beautiful Saly...luv those Hummers! Boy that Anna's Hummer is it's own show by itself...magnificiently made by the hands of God...and well captured by Saly!
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Nice work Saly-

Hummers are quick and you did a great job.

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Beautiful pix Saly, great job.
You are really lucky to have such birds in your area.

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Really good shots, and they have come up realy clear without a tripod. The humming bird's colours are gorgeous. Ditto Stefan, you are lucky having birds like that to photograph. I could be being stupid here, but what kind of bird is the 2nd one?? The pattern of his plummage is amazing - and really clearly captured. Do tell !!!
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Really good shots, and they have come up realy clear without a tripod. The humming bird's colours are gorgeous. Ditto Stefan, you are lucky having birds like that to photograph. I could be being stupid here, but what kind of bird is the 2nd one?? The pattern of his plummage is amazing - and really clearly captured. Do tell !!!
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it looks like an Anna’s Hummingbird (Calypte anna)

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