July 18th, 2014 – Avian Friday: Enie-Meanie Miny-Moe

This time of year is always exciting for me, but I’m usually torn between my two passions: photography and fishing.
I usually find myself out on the water much more than out in the field trying to capture new bird images. Both are early morning ventures so there’s not really a chance to double dip. Hummingbirds are here in good numbers right now and photography trips outnumber the Salmon chasing 2-0. Although that will be changing real soon :).
Here is a shot from this morning since I had the day off from work. I tried to make it a point to be out early enough before the light got too harsh. I managed to capture a few images of the Anna’s, but the Rufous was incognito and didn’t make an appearance.

Anna’s Hummingbird (Calypte anna)

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Redmond, Washington
700mm | 1/3200th Sec. @f/6.3 | ISO 640 | Monopod

Canon 1DX+ Canon EF 500/4L IS USM + EF 1.4X Rear Extender

Processed with Lightroom 5, Photoshop CC, Nik Define.

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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