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January 21st - Hummingbird

An old wise woman once said that Cathi has hummingbird medicine. I have to agree.
Cathi keeps the backyard pretty comfortable for them with lots of flowers and several feeders.
Quite often they will come right up to her and look her in the face as if to say "hello" when she's outside tinkering around.

I'm not much of a wildlife photographer; I prefer people, places and things.
And it takes a lot of patience, quiet patience, something I find myself in short supply of.
I have a lot of respect for those who are good at it.

But I tried it again today and had a little success.
I've been trying for a couple of weeks to get shots of a pair of Anna's hummingbirds that live in our back yard.
In this montage, the female one is coming in for a drink with Cathi watching in the background:

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Canon EOS 300D Digital Rebel
1/60s f/5.0 at 200.0mm iso200 full exif

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Eckhart Derschmidt16-Mar-2006 12:55
I really love that image - the colours, dof and the motion in it!
Guest 03-Mar-2006 12:29
lovely shot, the colour is so wonderful with that white background,i´ve heard it´s so hard to photograph these small birds,you captured it so fine.
Jackdad22-Jan-2006 20:39
wonderful shots Todd, your patience has been well rewarded.
Linda Alstead22-Jan-2006 09:44
wow Todd - hummingbirds? In your garden? How absolutely fantastic!!!! I love the pic too - if I could shoot this pic I'd be overjoyed for all sorts of reasons.
Cheryl Hawkins22-Jan-2006 07:03
Todd! I LOVE this! So cool, so different.