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Male Anna's Hummingbird in the backyard
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KamaSenya Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
wow ive never seen a humming bird like this before! very pretty!! nice shot too!
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queegqueg Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2011
Thank you. THere's only a few hummingbirds left here now. Not much color left these days...
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StarlitChoices Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2011
What a cutie pie, I've seen humming birds with green feathers on their head, but never pink! Gorgeous!
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queegqueg Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2011
Thankies! The color is welcome this time of year. What isn't green is grey around here and the color adds a bit of life to the scenery.
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AmandaDrage Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2011
lovely clarity and character, I love the colour on this hummingbird!
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queegqueg Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2011
Thank you! It came out a little better than I expected for f/4.0.
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Loulou13 Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
I didn't know humming birds where so luminescent.
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:iconqueegqueg:
queegqueg Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2011
Around here it's just the males with the bling. The Anna's have the cap and the male of the rufous variety have a patch on their throat.
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vinsky2002 Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2011
.. .:love: .. . oh, he does look cool ! .. .
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:iconqueegqueg:
queegqueg Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2011
He showed remarkable poise while posing for the photo!
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:iconvinsky2002:
vinsky2002 Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2011
. ..:love:
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:iconmeihua:
meihua Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2011
Adorable little guy, you got a great sharp shot of him :)
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:iconqueegqueg:
queegqueg Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2011
Thank you. I was pretty happy with this one.
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Good-e-nuf Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2011
Mine don't have all their feathers yet!

Walt
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queegqueg Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2011
I shot this one in November. Haven't seen him much since then.
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Good-e-nuf Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2011
I keep 3 feeders up and use 3:7 sugar:water. Everyone else is using 1:4 so I have all the local birds. I'm in Orange County so we have Anna's and Allen's all year. I've yet to get an Anna's with the full headgear. I just starting shooting them in 08, but the wife got sick so this is really the first year I'm shooting them on a regular basis. I expect a large crowd about the end of Feb and beginning of Mar. April is all the newbies.
I've tried everything but studio lighting so, if you need any help, just ask.

Walt
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queegqueg Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2011
Thank you for the offer of help! Lately the sightings have been very intermittent. Haven't seen a hummingbird in over a week now.
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Good-e-nuf Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2011
If you have wildflowers blooming anywhere near you they will go to them and you won't see them for a week or two.

Walt
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queegqueg Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2011
Nothing's bloomed here yet. It's been below freezing the last couple of days. :-(
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Good-e-nuf Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2011
Below freezing for us is <60〫.

Walt
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queegqueg Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2011
I'm envious. Right now it's clear out, but the temperature has dropped to 25.
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masscreation Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2011
Handsome indeed!
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:iconqueegqueg:
queegqueg Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2011
And he knows it!
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:iconmishkuu:
mishkuu Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
such a stud :love:
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:iconqueegqueg:
queegqueg Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2011
Dude gets all the lady hummingbirds!
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:iconmishkuu:
mishkuu Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
ya he does!
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ManitouWolf Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Great shot!
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queegqueg Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2011
Thank you!
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offbeat-art-dog Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2011
Is this a N. American hummingbird species? Hummers are such facinating birds...great shot!
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queegqueg Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2011
Thank you!
I believe it is found only in North America. It's an Anna's Hummingbird, and they can be found from Northern Baja California to San Francisco and apparently breed as far north as British Columbia, which is good for me. Eastern range might be as far east as Arizona. Not entirely sure on these facts - just going off the little handbook that I have.
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offbeat-art-dog Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2011
Okay...I really didn't know about this one...I guess because it is the west coast.....Suprising that is goes so far north...I will be returning to your page to check it out further..
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queegqueg Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2011
It is pretty strange. They do the torpor thing at night to conserve energy. Not much around for food here in the winter months aside from feeders.
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offbeat-art-dog Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2011
Oh...you are way up there in Washington....the opposite corner from me..lol.

I know that the ones here also eat insects...so, maybe they can also live on something like that further north...

They are amazing little birds...flying across the gulf of mexico and so on...

The Cubans here call them zum zums.
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queegqueg Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2011
Both varieties here will eat sap, small insects and spiders to get by. I've never seen it happen though.
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offbeat-art-dog Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2011
sap too...I guess sap is similar to flower nectar..maybe :)
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verybluebird Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
What a lovely sight!
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queegqueg Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2011
I'm glad he sat still long enough for me to take his picture. Another shot from that day that made me happy:

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Acrisa Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
fascinating feathers ^__^
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:iconqueegqueg:
queegqueg Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2010
Indeed. They change from black to iridescent depending on which way he is looking.
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Acrisa Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh, how interesting O_o
In Czech Republic aren't much interesting birds. (sorry for my pertinent mistakes, my English isn't good :D)
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Canon EOS 40D
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1/332 second
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F/4.0
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300 mm
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800
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Nov 26, 2010, 12:17:31 PM
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