A few images of the many, many hummers we saw. Had a hard time this trip with birds...they were mostly in bad lighting, tops of the trees, dense vegetation...in other words, they were thwarting me at every turn! The hummers are the most cooperative. Note that these are all in the wild...no feeders around, except for one noted below. All with D100, 80-400VR, some with SB80DX flash This hummingbird is as large as a swallow--aptly named the Giant Hummingbird. This is a female Booted Raquet-tail; the mail has spectacularly long tail feathers but he wouldn't pose :-( This Black-tailed Trainbearer was in the garden of our hotel at Ollantaytambo (but no feeders.) The Chestnut-breasted Coronet was very common in the gardens of the Machu Picchu Pueblo hotel, where there were feeders. In-flight shots were difficult with the slow-flash synch of the D100, but I managed a couple. I had planned to use my husband's D70 for some hummer shots but there just wasn't time for switching cameras. And finally, this last shot, although too far away and highly cropped, is to show you one of the more amazing varieties of hummingbirds--the Swordbilled Hummingbird. Again very aptly named! Hope you enjoy. A few other bird shots to come, but not as many as I'd hoped...it was tough conditions, as noted, and we didn't have the time I would have liked to really "focus" on photography. Next time, hopefully, I'll do a slower paced trip with more time in one spot to concentrate on shooting. However, we did see 223 species of birds in 9 days! Peru is amazing and I am already plotting to return asap.