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Anna's Hummingbird

Calypte Anna


Anna's Hummingbird - female


Urban garden. Many native plant food sources


This captured the iridescence as she ruffles her feathers. Some are colorless. some catch the sun and open the colors.

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Ken Barratt
Ken Barratt 6 years ago

Crafty photographer. I have the camera on a tripod a few centimeters from the favorite perch. I'm inside the house drinking tea and pressing the wireless shutter release when a hummer lands on its perch.

Ken Barratt
Ken Barratt 7 years ago

The key is to use a tripod with remote shutter. If you hand hold with a telephoto there will always be some shake no matter how you brace yourself.

Beautiful picture of a gorgeous Hummingbird, kenjbarratt.

Maria dB
Maria dB 7 years ago

That is a wonderful close-up portrait. Did you get close or use a zoom?

Nice shot! This and your other spottings would be nice additions to the Southern California Wildlife mission:

gatorfellows 7 years ago

Wow :)

TylerGraden 7 years ago

Great shot.

Ava T-B
Ava T-B 7 years ago

Beautiful portrait, Ken!

Ken Barratt
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Ken Barratt

San Diego, California, USA

Spotted on Oct 13, 2013
Submitted on Dec 13, 2013

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