2016—Christmas Eve Hummer

I got an early Christmas present yesterday morning when the male Anna’s hummingbird cooperated by staying more than a few seconds while he sipped nectar from the sage blossoms.  I managed to track him successfully as he moved among the blossoms.  Although the red of the hummer’s gorget wasn’t reflected in the rainy morning light, the photo still has a Christmassy feel with the red and green of the sage so I decided to use it for my Christmas Eve post.   Hand held;  Nikon D5 with 300mm lens and 1.7x teleconverter; camera set to high speed crop.




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