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Saturday, September 09, 2006

Sept. 8th - Hummers

It's so difficult to be in the right place, with the right equipment, when a hummingbird opportunity appears.

Here we have two such near-opportunities, both 'filmed' just in the last two-three weeks. These are 'near opportunities' because they were 'fast-draw' shots, the moment arrives, the cameras fly, the bird disappears, kind of filming.
Different cameras, but it is the same 'flower' location, with the first shot from the northeast, and the second, from the southwest. Or the 'right' and the 'left' as some people say. And just days apart.

Here's the first, click the flash-movie link on the right; it'll open in a separate small web-page. It's difficult getting close enough to this 'action', even with a zoom; these birds are so seemingly sensitive to anything, any noise or movement that's not a plant.

The second one's the same planting, and probably the same hummer. It's a few days later. Again click the flash-movie link on the left; it'll open in a separate small web-page, probably the same small web-page as the one above.
Just not close enough to catch that 'hummer' chatter on the microphone. That squeaky song these birds sing.


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