Hummingbirds 2014 – Part 3

2014 Hummingbirds,

Can you find the hummingbird?

I’m trying to clear some of the accumulated photos of hummingbirds littering my hard drive, hence why yet another hummingbird post. Of course, it would help if I stopped grabbing my camera and going out amongst the little dynamos, shooting away like crazy.

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Now, people look at the above photo and say something along the line . . . 

“Ho-hum; another hummingbird. What else you got?”

“Well, excuse me! Did you read the title?”

But, here’s something for the romantics out there.

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Now, ain’t that cute? She’s wearing her heart on her throat.

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Wait . . . are those her lungs?

OK, how about this . . . baby got back!

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Right . . . Calliope hummers used to be the most difficult to capture as they were very jumpy. Now I can basically phone it in since they are frequent and willing subjects. 

I never tire of looking at their throat feathers. Reminds me of lava flowing down from the side of a volcano.

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This next hummer is watching over its domain from the maple at the edge of my backyard. 2014 Hummingbirds,

Incoming!

Aaghh!!

Aaghh!!

Begone, you evil rufous!

Begone, you evil rufous!

"Hey, what do you know! It worked!"

“Hey, what do you know! It worked!”

Back to my perch . . .

Back to my perch . . .

As much as I like all hummingbirds, I admit to liking the flashiness of the males, usually expressed by flaring their throat feathers. 

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Just a turn of the head, and brilliance erupts.

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They don’t seem real, and within the span of a few seconds, you’d swear it’s a different bird you’re watching.

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The thing is, they are beautiful no matter how you look at them.

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But don’t be fooled . . . these guys are fierce fighters. Most of the battles are anchored in aerial displays, diving, and flaring of their tail feathers, but I’ve seen a hummingbird make contact, using his beak to push another off a perch.

I wonder if that’s what happened to this guy.

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This is more along the lines of a typical confrontation (notice the pollen on the beak).

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Sometimes it’s just a look, and the other bird leaves.

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Yesterday I posted my favorite shot of a hummingbird. In part, that’s so because I got very close.

Here’s another example of slowly getting closer; I typically snap a picture right away, and then I move slowly closer as I continue to snap away. That way I know I have at least one shot.

By the way, notice the feather on its beak . . . the boy’s been in a few scrapes.

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Here’s my favorite shot of this lady . . . 

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As usual, one can click on the above photos to have a larger version open in a new window or tab.

Or one could go to the SmugMug Gallery (HERE) to see the original size of the photos. Also, there are more photos in the Gallery.

That’s it. This post has ended . . . except for the stuff below.

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9 Responses to Hummingbirds 2014 – Part 3

  1. oneowner says:

    Great shots, E. One of the most interesting things for me is the diversity of the colors and patterns in the birds. There doesn’t seem to be two alike. Here, the birds all seem to look alike, male and female differences aside.

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  2. Wow! wow! wow! Gorgeous. But no, I did not see the hummingbird in the first one. I even enlarged it but if its there, its blending in very nicely.

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    • disperser says:

      Thanks.

      I sent the location of the hummer by e-mail so as to not spoil the hunt for others who might want to try their hand at it.

      Once you see it you’ll wonder how you missed it.

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  3. haydendlinder says:

    I like the first one just below the flower shot. He seems to be saying, “What’re you lookin at?”

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  4. Another set of wonderful images of hummingbirds. They are simply beautiful – both the small birds and the photos. I have to admit I can’t find the hummingbird in the first photo…

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  5. AnnMarie says:

    I love puzzles and your question honed in my skills and within a few seconds of scanning the photo I saw the hummer sul ramo secco (hopefully that won’t give it away). It was later confirmed in the SmugMug gallery. Beautiful post!

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