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Juvenile Annas Hummingbird

Juvenile Annas Hummingbird
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Copyright: mark wales (harnser) Silver Note Writer [C: 5 W: 0 N: 12] (61)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2003
Categories: Birds
Camera: Nikon D100, Sigma 50-500mm f/4-6.3 EX APO DG
Details: Tripod: Yes
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Baby Animals 2 [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2006-01-09 16:47
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Juvenile Annas Hummingbird shot in the Oak woodlands in Northern California. This was shot using the natural light with no fill flash.

Calypte anna Order APODIFORMES - Family TROCHILIDAE

A common bird of urban areas of the far West, the Anna's Hummingbird makes itself conspicuous by its behavior as well as its choice of habitat. The male sings frequently from exposed perches, and makes elaborate dive displays at other hummingbirds and sometimes at people.

In the first half of the 20th century, the Anna's Hummingbird bred only in northern Baja California and southern California. The planting of exotic flowering trees provided nectar and nesting sites, and allowed the hummingbird to greatly expand its breeding range.

Notes from: http://www.birds.cornell.edu/programs/AllAboutBirds/BirdGuide/Annas_Hummingbird_dtl.html

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Hello Mark,
Welcome to treknature.
Beautiful photo. Good details and approach. Well contrast with background.

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  • jossim Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1538 W: 5 N: 2240] (12636)
  • [2006-01-09 17:26]

Bonjour Mark!

Une belle prise,les couleurs sont juste et la netteté bonne.

Félicitations pour la pose de l'oiseau et le bel éclairage.
Merci pour l'envoie et bienvenue sur TN.


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  • radz Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 598 W: 11 N: 72] (436)
  • [2006-01-09 22:21]

Hi Welcome to TN,Great first post.Excellent details&lovely bokeh.

Welcome to TN, Mark.
Great shot of this Anna's hummingbird. We do see quite a few of these down here in the Fremont area as well, but I have never seen a juvenile like this one.
Details are very sharp, maybe a bit overexposed on the right side. Very nice composition. Well done and TFS. : )

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  • TAZ Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2241 W: 47 N: 3167] (10926)
  • [2006-01-10 3:35]

What a nice and interesting bird that you have well captured ! I also appreciate the complementary note... Congratulations Mark and thanks for sharing.

Hi Mark

Welcome to TN.

Very nice post. Good POV, lovely colours, clarity, sharpness and details are top notch! Well done. TFS.

Excellent capture with good DOF and very nice colour.
Well done and TFS!

Excellent first post Mark. DOF is perfect and the POV is great. Very good background.

Keep it up

What a beauty this is Mark. A very cute looking youngster done great justice with your POV, exposure and sharp focusing. I really like your DOF here and the BG is lovely. Very nicely done :)

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