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Archive for September 11, 2016

2016—Perching Close By

The male Anna’s hummer  has taken to perching in the crape myrtle tree on which one of the three feeders hangs.  I think I need to clean it up a bit if I’m going to take photos of him perching there.  The tree has lots of webs and other buggy debris hanging in it.  I took this Saturday morning  at the 600mm’s minimum focusing distance (14 feet).  The 1.4x teleconverter is attached and the camera was set to high speed crop.  I had a little help from the speed light, with morning sun coming from the right, the flash brings out a little more color on the gorget and body feathers  on the left.

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