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Miracle!


Miracle!
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Copyright: Manyee Desandies (manyee) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3089 W: 230 N: 6774] (23770)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2005-06-03
Categories: Birds
Camera: Canon Powershot S1-IS
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Nests of Birds, Hummingbirds - Colibris - Oiseaux-mouches, Baby Animals 1 [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2005-06-04 3:35
Viewed: 4131
Points: 6
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
About two weeks ago, I posted a picture of a nesting hummingbird and her two nestlings. Well, miracle of nature, here are the two babies today, ready to fledge. It is also a miracle of another sort. I had mentioned that this nest was at eye level in a passageway used by hundreds of boisterous school children each day. I am very happy and relieved to report that there has been no mishap of any sort pertaining to this nest. Phew!
Keep in mind that the nest is no more than 3 cm in diameter.

Anna's Hummingbird
Calypte anna

Anna's is the most common hummingbird in southern California, and one of only two species that are permanent residents of the US or Canada (Allen's is the other). Unlike most other hummers, Anna's has a (minimal) song.

Physical Description
Average weight: male 4.31 g, female 4.07 g. The Anna's is the largest hummingbird seen on the west coast.

Plumage
Adult male: Metallic green back, dark rose-red crown and gorget, grayish breast.
Adult female: Green back, grayish-white breast, white throat with some red spots, white tips on outer tail feathers.
Juveniles: Young of both sexes look like the adult female, but may have unmarked throats.

Distribution
Observed in Alabama, Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Florida, Georgia, Idaho, Kansas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, Oregon, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Washington, and British Columbia (resident on Vancouver Island).

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Not much room left at the Inn! Great shot Manyee. Good catchlight in the eye too. Thanks

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  • sAner Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1455 W: 74 N: 1426] (4750)
  • [2005-06-05 17:34]
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Fantastic shot Manyee. You've captured the important catchlight in the eyes! Well composed, great POV and fantastic details. Just a little bit overexposed ... Ah, well it doesn't really matter. Good picture!! TFS! PT!

Regards,
Pieter

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  • puciu Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 469 W: 0 N: 16] (2631)
  • [2005-06-11 9:41]

Pomysł fajny kompozycja tez dobra, szkoda ze przepalone.
Robert.

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