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Jay Lake
Date: 2009-03-13 16:08
Subject: [photos] The Child stalks the hummingbird
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Tags:child, nature, photos, portland
Recently I've posted photos of the Anna's hummingbird which is nesting the backyard of Nuevo Rancho Lake. Today the_child took my DSLR with the 300mm lens and went up on the roof to see if she could get a better vantage on the nest.




Photos by jaylake. More photos of the_child at the Flickr set.

She succeeded.

Mama hummingbird on the nest.

A blurry photo showing some of her color.

Mama hummingbird takes wing. We resolved to stay off the roof now so as not to frighten her off her nest permanently.

The empty nest, made of spiderwebs and lichen.

Photos by the_child. More photos at the Flickr set.

Originally published at jlake.com.

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Mister Eclectic
User: howeird
Date: 2009-03-14 00:19 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
Excellent! One helpful hint, switch to manual focus, and try to focus on where the bird's head will be. The camera's autofocus is focusing on the tree trunk behind the nest, and at that lens opening and zoom position, it's blurring out what's in front of it - not enough depth of field.
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Kate Schaefer
User: kate_schaefer
Date: 2009-03-14 00:29 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
Now I see why the hummingbird's back is that color. Cool pictures.
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Jennifer Brozek
User: jennifer_brozek
Date: 2009-03-14 00:34 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
She did an amazing job. Your kid is a good one. :)
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Sally Cinnamon: bucky writes
User: elizawrites
Date: 2009-03-14 02:17 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
Keyword:bucky writes
All of the pics are cool, but that first pic is amazing!
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User: chant_1
Date: 2009-03-14 02:28 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
Gorgeous pix - I love hummingbirds! And brave child. : )
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User: scarlettina
Date: 2009-03-14 03:35 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
Great shots! That first one of mama is wonderful! And my goodness, the_child is suddenly looking like a teenager!
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Jay Lake
User: jaylake
Date: 2009-03-14 03:40 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
Kind of freaky, innit?

Well, you can see for yourself tomorrow. :)
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User: neutronjockey
Date: 2009-03-14 07:20 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
Check out the pro photography stance!
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User: jaborwhalky
Date: 2009-03-14 08:05 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
That bird is so confused by these things that keep looking at it.
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Ruthanne Reid
User: ruthannereid
Date: 2009-03-14 19:15 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
This is seriously awesome.
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User: farmgirl1146
Date: 2009-03-16 22:07 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
Excellent pictures. All of them. As Kate said, one does demonstrate well why Anna's have the coloring they do.

Edited at 2009-03-16 10:08 pm (UTC)
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