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Anna's Hummingbird
Lens: Pentax D FA 150-450 mm Camera: Pentax K-1 Photo Location: Santa Barbara ISO: 800 Shutter Speed: 1/500s Aperture: F5.6 
Posted By: GeoJerry, 12-07-2017, 06:43 PM

Anna's Hummingbird usually looks pretty drab, as in the second photo, but at the right angle their heads and back feathers can light up in fluorescent greens and reds. They can be incredibly territorial. We have a feeder with six perches, but the alpha male dude won't let any other birds on it if he's around. One morning we found a dead Anna's below the feeder that looked like it had been gored by a beak.

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12-07-2017, 07:21 PM   #2
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Thanks for sharing these colorful humming birds! I guess the one with purple dots on its neck is the male. You used f5.6 or f6.3 for the shots; I also did the same, for it appears to me that f5.6 is very sharp already.
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Simply gorgeous!
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Thanks for sharing these colorful humming birds! I guess the one with purple dots on its neck is the male. You used f5.6 or f6.3 for the shots; I also did the same, for it appears to me that f5.6 is very sharp already.
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Thanks very much! I'm not sure if the intense color has to do with the sex of the bird or its angle to the sun. You might be right! But I've definitely seen the colors change as they move around.

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