Anna’s Hummingbird-Female

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I went over to Santa Cruz on Saturday while we had a break between rain showers to photograph Allen’s, and Anna’s Hummingbirds. It was a lovely day in the Arboretum.

There were very few people there since the weather wasn’t ideal.  While I was waiting for a male Allen’s Hummingbird to return to a favored perch I looked behind me and saw a lovely female Anna’s darting around the Ericaceae plants which is a succulent plant.

Here’s a series of 3 images that shows her approach to the plant, feeding, then resting on a perch.

Anna's Hummingbird Female Approaching flowers

Anna's Hummingbird Female Feeding

Anna's Hummingbird Female perched on a branch

I love the fresh Spring color palette in this series, and this pretty little Hummingbird.

Nikon D700| Nikkor 200-500mm VR| Tripod w/ Wimberley SideKick| Lexar Professional Digial Film| PS CC 2015

More to come…

 

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Author: circadianreflections

My name is Deborah Zajac. I'm a photographer living in Silicon Valley. I am a passionate nature, landscape, night/astro photographer. I shoot predominately in color and use Nikon Digital Cameras, and lenses. I hope you enjoy seeing some of the photos I've taken while on my travels. Please feel free to leave a comment I'd love to hear from you.

37 thoughts on “Anna’s Hummingbird-Female”

    1. Thank you so much Myriam! I thought the same thing, and am pre thinking it. I am planning to try it.

      Regarding the Hermit Thrush I posted it on instagram and think I did here. I have to look back and see. I can’t remember if I did.

        1. I hope it works out. I just purchase a new set of watercolors- Lukas 1862 Aquarell 12 half pan set. I worked up a color chart of them this morning and the magenta and greens in the set would be great for this image. Now, for some quiet time to do it! 🙂

  1. Such pretty photos! The word pretty came to mind because the pink flowers are so pink and pretty! I love the spring colors and the hummingbird is a delight! Hello Spring! I don’t know how you manage to get such amazing pictures but I am so glad I get to see them!

  2. Cool shots Deborah; too bad I missed shootings these hummingbirds with you. Death Valley was really nice and still had some “thin” carpets of the super bloom remaining. Will be reviewing my shots and doing some post processing.

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