Week 28 of 2017 52 Week Project

Week 28: Female hummingbird with two babies in nestA good friend and co-worker came to work very excited to inform me he had a hummingbird nest in his yard,  He found it while mowing and the mom was not happy with him mowing under her tree.  He kept me informed every day the babies hatched this week.  So I grabbed my gear and headed to his house.  Pretty easy to get decent photos of the babies in the nest but the mom would not come into the nest with me in the yard,  I ended up having to shoot this while sitting in my car at over 60 feet away. Thus this is a SUPER heavy crop.  I would guess over 80%.  I am always amazed at just how good my Canon gear is.  

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Kent

Week 27 of 2017 52 Week Project

Week 27: Hummingbirds in my Backyard

I really thought this week would be fireworks, but was just too lazy to get out the tripod and do them right.  I am struggling to finish this 52 week project.  So that I don’t get lazy and reuse other photos from this week, here is the rest of this week’s hummers.

I have another lead on a hummingbird nest with two eggs!

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Week 26 of 2017 52 Week Project

Week 26: Male Black-Chinned Hummingbird

Finally caught up with a male hummingbird.  It is a Black-chinned.  Shot pretty late in the evening and crazy high ISO 12,800.  The noise reduction filter killed the details.  Wing blur at 1/4000th.

I’m on vacation this week so hopefully I can catch a full frame wall hang of a Ruby-Throated Male, or at least some fireworks.

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Week 24 of 2017 52 Week Project

Week 24 of 52, 2017: Female Hummingbird

 I sat out on the patio three nights straight last week, for 30 to 45 minutes each nigth.  Waiting for the perfect Hummingbird Male in a flower.  I took several females flying around but not even one flower photo.  I kept thinking I would get a better one before the end of the week.  Then I got under the weather, and forgot to post.  I came close to just letting the 52 week project die, but I made a public commitment.  Please forgive this one being published late even though it was shot on 6/14/17 @ 7:00 PM.

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Week 22 of 2017 52 Week Project

Week 22 of 52, 2017: Baby Hummingbird still in nest and ready to fledge.

if you look close you can actually see the second baby in the nest.  The way the creek runs and the position of the leaves, I was only able to get a photograph of the nearest bird.

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