February 8th, 2013 – Avian Friday: Anna’s Hummer

This weeks bird is another blast from the past. I had hoped to make the trek down to Ocean Shores to get some looks at the Snowy Owls, but the forecasted sunlight didn’t materialize when I was able to go. Hummingbirds in-flight are always a challenge to photograph, especially with a large telephoto lens. When they are preoccupied with feeding one can have better odds of capturing them. It’s definitely a bonus too when there is a nice floral backdrop to include in the scene.

Annas Hummingbird (Calypte anna)

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Seattle, Washington
700mm | 1/500th Sec. @f/6.3| ISO 500

Canon 1D Mark III+ Canon EF 500/4L IS USM + 1.4X Rear Adapter

Processed with Lightroom 4, Photoshop CS5.

To see a larger version please click on the image.

Feel free to comment below if you like what you see or have any other observations.

Thanks for stopping by,

JayT

3 thoughts on “February 8th, 2013 – Avian Friday: Anna’s Hummer

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  2. We had a couple of Anna’s winter in our yard this year (Gabriola Island) for the first time ever – what a treat! They visited our feeder daily. Nice to see your photo, which is great – seems our little birds never held still enough for us to get such a close look. Now, however, the male Rufous hummingbird who spends every spring here has arrived (we first noticed him about a week ago) – it seems that the Anna’s have moved on rather than have to fight with him over rights to the feeder. I hope they’ll come back in the fall.

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