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Photographing the hummingbirds at the Mexican sage

November 11, 2015 in Backyard Bird Photography, Hummingbirds, Mathew Tekulsky by admin

A few poses in the “field,” i.e., my backyard.IMG_2808bayliss_mexican_sage_mathew_tekulsky_camera_mark2_e_raw_crop IMG_2809bayliss_mexican_sage_mathew_tekulsky_camera_mark2_e_raw_crop IMG_2815bayliss_mexican_sage_mathew_tekulsky_camera_mark2_e_raw_crop

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Mexican sage setting for hummingbird photos

October 16, 2015 in Backyard Bird Photography, Hummingbirds by admin

I thought I’d show you the are where I took the photographs, so you can see how I work. The purple Mexican sage is on the other side of the pool, with a hummingbird feeder at left; the camera is placed in front of the sage; and then I go to work. You can see my shadow in the pool in the vertical picture. IMG_3420bayliss_mexican_sage_hummingbird_feeder_e_crop IMG_3425bayliss_mexican_sage_camera_mark2 IMG_3455bayliss_mexican_sage_camera_mark2_mathew_tekulsky_shadow_e_raw IMG_3472bayliss_mexican_sage_camera_mark2_e

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Hummingbird on the downstroke

October 15, 2015 in Backyard Bird Photography, Hummingbirds by admin

Often we show the wings up, but the wings have to come down too to keep the bird in flight. IMG_9030bayliss_mexican_sage_annas_hummingbird_de_raw_crop IMG_9088bayliss_mexican_sage_annas_hummingbird_e_raw_crop

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Anna’s Hummingbird with Mexican sage

October 14, 2015 in Backyard Bird Photography, Hummingbirds by admin

Wow, the sage is blooming and the hummers are here.

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Black-chinned Hummingbird above the oriole feeder

May 27, 2015 in Backyard Bird Photography, Hummingbirds by admin

A fleeting glimpse is all you get from this fellow.IMG_0159bayliss_black_chinned_hummingbird_oriole_fest3_mark2_e_raw_crop

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Story of the Allen’s and Black-chinned Hummingbirds

May 7, 2015 in Allen's Hummingbird, Backyard Bird Photography, Hummingbirds by admin

Here they are at the oriole feeder, jockeying for position. Kind of neat. IMG_3659bayliss_allens_hummingbird_black_chinned_hummingbird_fest3_e_raw_crop IMG_3674bayliss_allens_hummingbird_black_chinned_hummingbird_fest3_e_crop_noise11 IMG_3679bayliss_allens_hummingbird_black_chinned_hummingbird_fest3_e_noise11_crop2 IMG_3683bayliss_allens_hummingbird_black_chinned_hummingbird_fest3_e_crop_noise11

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Anna’s Hummingbird

April 18, 2015 in Backyard Bird Photography, Hummingbirds by admin

The bird struck a nice pose for me.IMG_2780bayliss_annas_hummingbird_oriole_fest3_e_raw_cropIMG_2796bayliss_annas_hummingbird_oriole_fest3_e_raw_crop

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The Black-chinned Hummingbird arrives

April 3, 2015 in Backyard Bird Photography, Hummingbirds by admin

I was expecting to see the Allen’s, and who flies into the frame but the first Black-chinned Hummingbird of the season. Quite a moment. IMG_1999bayliss_black_chinned_hummingbird_fest3_e_raw_crop_sharpen74_noise13 IMG_2001bayliss_black_chinned_hummingbird_fest3_e_crop_noise11

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Hummingbird ID 2

November 28, 2014 in Hummingbird Gardening, Hummingbirds by admin

First five, Allen’s Hummingbirds. First one, immature male. Two and three look like female. Four looks like immature male. Not sure about five. Then two immature male Anna’s. Then juvenile male Allen’s? The last one, perched, could be female or juvenile male.

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