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Female Anna's Hummingbird Flight Display
Lens: DA*60-250 w/1.4x Teleconverter Camera: K-3 II Photo Location: Granite Bay, CA ISO: 400 Shutter Speed: 1/1250s Aperture: F8 
Posted By: ToddK, 10-20-2018, 07:19 PM

It is nice to have my Camelia's blooming. They attract hummingbirds and bees all day long. I like the third one as she backs out from the plant. Watching their maneuvers never gets tiring.

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10-21-2018, 12:35 AM   #2
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Great shots, must have taken a lot of patience to get these. Did you use a tripod? Fire remotely? I have a tough time getting these birds to cooperate
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Great shots, must have taken a lot of patience to get these. Did you use a tripod? Fire remotely? I have a tough time getting these birds to cooperate
Thanks Jerry. I set up a tripod about 8' from the plant and stood there about 20 minutes until this one started feeding in a good spot. I have several Camelia's on the side of my house, so there were 2-3 birds buzzing around me all of the time. Once they are used to you being there, they pretty much ignore you. I was hoping for a colorful male, but they are too busy guarding my feeders and don't spend much time feeding on the plants.
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Awesome photography. I need to learn to acquire some patience. Some? How about a boatload? Thanks for posting.

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Awesome photography.
Thanks Tony!
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What a cracking set of images, I'd be well happy if these were mine, well done indeed.
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What a cracking set of images, I'd be well happy if these were mine, well done indeed.
Thanks Kerrowdown!
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Thanks Kerrowdown!
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Thanks Jerry. I set up a tripod about 8' from the plant and stood there about 20 minutes until this one started feeding in a good spot. I have several Camelia's on the side of my house, so there were 2-3 birds buzzing around me all of the time. Once they are used to you being there, they pretty much ignore you. I was hoping for a colorful male, but they are too busy guarding my feeders and don't spend much time feeding on the plants.
I recently added three Rose of Sharon that I hope will grow to screen a corner of my neighbors overgrowth. At the very end of their first bloom last August I noticed a solitary female hummer sampling the blooms. Glad to know I can set up with a 200 or 300 and just wait. I had been thinking about a blind.

D FA*50/1.4 shot of one ofthe first buds.
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D FA*50/1.4 shot of one ofthe first buds.
That's a nice photo.
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Glad to know I can set up with a 200 or 300 and just wait.
I don't know if you have considered a hummingbird feeder, but I think that is what has made them used to me being around them. I realize that in your area they may be more transient than full-time residents so it may be harder for you than for me. I have at least 4 - 6 year round birds that hang around my yard. In the winter, I bring the feeder inside to clean and re-fill, and when I bring it out, they land on it while I am still carrying it to it's hanger.
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