Forgot Password
Pentax Camera Forums Home
 

Reply
Show Printable Version Search this Thread
  #1
I found a hummingbird!
Lens: Vivitar 105mm macro Camera: K-7 Photo Location: San Diego ISO: 800 Shutter Speed: 1/60s Aperture: F5.6 
Posted By: Svendinvenn, 04-20-2011, 09:30 PM

Ever since I moved to the US I've been wanting to find a hummingbird to shoot. Unfortunately they aren't very abundant where I live, so I'd kinda given up on it. Great was then my please when I today realized there's a pretty little one nesting in a bush outside of my apartment entrance!

I didn't manage to get any in-flight pictures, but I tried a couple of portraits, and even got close enough for an "egg-shot" when he was away.

Thanks for looking!








The photos can also be seen on my Flickr photostream; Flickr: PhotoSven's Photostream

Last edited by Svendinvenn; 04-20-2011 at 09:34 PM. Reason: Edit; changes size of photos
Views: 1,229
04-20-2011, 09:38 PM   #2
Veteran Member
crewl1's Avatar

Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: Los Angeles, CA
Photos: Gallery | Albums
Posts: 9,797
That is awesome! We have plenty of hummers around here but I have never found a nest, you are so lucky!

Pretty sure it is a female if it was sitting on the nest, I hear the males do not care for the eggs.

Maybe set up a feeder nearby so she can have a close-by source of energy.

Try not to disturb her too much, but I can't wait to see the hatchling pictures.
04-20-2011, 09:41 PM   #3
Veteran Member




Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: Ferguson, Mo.
Photos: Gallery
Posts: 1,348
Some nice shots Sven,hummer's captivating arent they?
None of our neo-trops are back here yet.
Lightning bugs are out already,so,couple more weeks at most.
Your shots great substitute till then.
04-20-2011, 09:46 PM   #4
Site Supporter
Site Supporter
Bob Harris's Avatar

Join Date: Feb 2010
Location: Canon City, Colorado
Photos: Gallery | Albums
Posts: 18,473
Glad you got those great closeups. Isn't it amazing how much care they put into making their nest. San Diego has a lot of hummingbirds, just put out a feeder and you will be surprised how many visit. thanks for the view. Bob

04-21-2011, 11:19 AM   #5
Inactive Account




Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: San Diego
Posts: 59
Original Poster
It's going to be really exciting watching the chickens grow up. It's quite a challenge getting good pictures from above, but I hope to get some without bothering the mother too much. I think I'll post a picture of where the nest is, it's really weird, being placed maybe 30cm from where the pathway to the apartment entrance is. Might not be very smart, this bird..

Also, would appreciate comments on the post processing; could I sharpen it more, boost colours etc?
04-21-2011, 12:18 PM   #6
Senior Member
iocchelli's Avatar

Join Date: Jun 2010
Location: Edmonton
Photos: Gallery | Albums
Posts: 282
Wow. The detail in these is amazing!
Reply

Bookmarks
  • Submit Thread to Facebook Facebook
  • Submit Thread to Twitter Twitter
  • Submit Thread to Digg Digg
Tags - Make this thread easier to find by adding keywords to it!
camera, flickr, photo, photostream
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Nature A Hummingbird Danny Delcambre Post Your Photos! 3 06-10-2010 10:22 AM
Nature Hummingbird Timtast1c Post Your Photos! 14 11-16-2009 02:30 PM
A Hummingbird... heliphoto Post Your Photos! 14 05-27-2009 09:25 PM
I found this hummingbird picture humourus BPT General Talk 3 06-18-2008 12:45 AM
Hey Tom, I finally found a Clearwing Hummingbird Moth... Marc Langille Post Your Photos! 18 10-24-2007 06:15 PM



All times are GMT -7. The time now is 09:09 PM. | See also: NikonForums.com, CanonForums.com part of our network of photo forums!
  • Red (Default)
  • Green
  • Gray
  • Dark
  • Dark Yellow
  • Dark Blue
  • Old Red
  • Old Green
  • Old Gray
  • Dial-Up Style
Hello! It's great to see you back on the forum! Have you considered joining the community?
register
Creating a FREE ACCOUNT takes under a minute, removes ads, and lets you post! [Dismiss]
Top