Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Green Hummer

According to hummingbirds.net, Anna's Hummingbird (Calypte anna) is the most common hummingbird in southern California, and one of only three species that are permanent residents of the US or Canada.With average weight of 4 to 4.3 g, Anna's is the largest hummingbird seen on the west coast. This one is most likely a juvenile.

The shot was a very lucky one because, somehow, my camera setting was on ISO 1600 when the hummingbird appeared. Unfortunately, it took me a few days to figure out why most of my pictures were coming out so washed out.

11 comments:

Cezar and Léia said...

TASH !!!!! How did you manage this picture! FABULOUS !
:-)))
Léia

Maya said...

Wow, that was lucky! Those little guys are not easy to catch!!

Cafe Observer said...

1600 iso: were you on automatic setting?

Vogon Poet said...

Same mistake, usually after some shot in the dark... Nice picture anyway.

Bibi said...

That IS one big hummingbird, and you were fast. I have something similar here

Antjas said...

You're lucky you even spied this hummer as it almost blends into the background. Thanks for all your recent comments. Besides the bees, did your grandmother raise show geese by any chance too?

altadenahiker said...

They look so sweet, but hummingbird are tough little guys and highly territorial.

Babzy said...

Wow stunning !

m_m said...

Wow! Beautiful! I haven't seen such bird yet!

Lori Lynn said...

Love it! Lucky indeed!
LL

D said...

wow! Great capture. This reminds me, I need to put out the hummingbird feeders!