Sunday, June 17, 2007

Hummingbird in the Liquid Amber Tree


I discovered this hummingbird sipping nectar from my agapanthus plants. When I saw me, he retreated to the foliage of the liquid amber tree. He is really camouflaged.

The trick to this photo was to set my camera to the highest resolution, use the zoom and then crop and zoom in photoshop! Otherwise, you would never have been able to see this fellow, I was so far away!

1 comment:

Aardvark said...

From your photo, I am guessing it's a female Anna's Hummingbird. Males have a red throat area. She's the right size and color for an Anna's and has the characteristic tiny white spot behind her eye. I'm in northern CA and I put up hummingbird feeders for the first time last summer. It's been great fun. I get Anna's and Black-chinned hummers... and they all brawl over the feeders. It's pretty funny to watch them squabble and complain at each other. I appreciate having them around - they eat a lot of flying insects.

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