July 11th, 2014 – Avian Friday: Hot Fun in the Summertime

The Hood Canal Bald Eagle season coming to a close and I’m not sure if I’ll have a last chance to make it back over there to capture more images. In the meantime, its time to start focusing on the much smaller, faster and more difficult to photograph Hummingbirds. During the months of July to the first half of August, a number of nectar producing flowers are locally in bloom which are one of the primary food sources for these little speedsters.
I’ll leave you with shots of both species this week. A recent Bald Eagle and an Anna’s Hummingbird from last season as a preview of what to expect in the coming weeks. Enjoy!

Bald Eagle (Haliaeetus Leptocephalus )

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Seabeck, Washington
500mm | 1/2500th Sec. @f/6.3| ISO 500

Canon 1DX+ Canon EF 500/4L IS USM

Anna’s Hummingbird (Calypte anna)

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Redmond, Washington
500mm | 1/2500th Sec. @f/5.6| ISO 2500

Canon 1DX+ Canon EF 500/4L IS USM

Processed with Lightroom 5, Photoshop CS6, Nik Collection.

To see a larger version please click on the images.

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

Thanks for stopping by,

JayT

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