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Two hummers from the yard

Discussion in 'Birds' started by McQ67, Aug 18, 2008.

  1. McQ67

    McQ67 Guest

    Here a couple of shots that I got with my new 300 2.8. I am bummed that I have had difficulty geting shots away from the feeder. I am waiting for our Aloe plants to bloom. The hummers love the orange blooms.

    I had a roufos in my neighbors yard who I thought had babies as these two have been hanging out, but I was told that this bird is actually an annas hummingbird.

    Hope you like

    jay

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  2. Jay,

    Nice shots. It looks like they are female Anna's. If you use only
    natural light, then whistle or making a noise with your tongue will
    give the hummers a little surprise, making them backoff from the feeder
    or they look up to see where the sound comes from.

    In the first image, you can use that feeder as a flower base. All you have
    to do is to spary sugar water over the flower and the hummers will find it.
    I usually use a clamp( Wimberley Plamp) and water pic (http://save-on-crafts.com/pewklips.html)
    to hold a flower. It works very well. The water
    pic and the clamp are very useful tools for hummer photography. It'll make
    your job a lot easier.
     
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