OWLS & OTHERS FROM THE NORTH SHORE OF MASSACHUSETTS AND ELSEWHERE ACROSS THE USA

I'm an avid birder and nature photographer wishing to share some of my sightings & images taken while out in the "wilds" of Cape Ann and surrounding New England countryside. More images can be found on my web site at New England Birds Plus Enjoy, Phil Brown


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Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Hummingbirds via a Macro Lens - June 23, 2011

The recent rainy days found me at the kitchen window behind a macro lens attempting to capture the rather damp Hummingbirds that were visiting the feeder with great frequency. As the images below reveal I didn't have much luck with the photography end of things but a bit of video... with a 180mm macro lens.. well, I liked the results and will be trying this again before the season ends.

Ruby-throated Hummingbird - Macro - June 23, 2011 from Phil Brown on Vimeo.

The male Hummingbird, in the video above, has a bug of some kind at the base of his bill, is it a missed opportunity for a meal or a hitch hiker looking to move to the next flower?

The female has her troubles as well as another female attempts to dislodge her from the feeder.



This is what I was hoping to capture, taken in the summer of 2009...
Better luck next time....