nesting house finches with 5 babies on my front door, a neighbor
who enjoyed that saga Email'ed me about a
hummingbird nest at a nearby golf course.
I have some old pictures of
but had never seen a nest.
It's amazing how well camouflaged it is - would have never seen it if
it hadn't been pointed out to me - thanks Brian!
Be sure to scroll down as the pictures get better ... and check out the Hi-Def videos at the bottom - want prints?
Photograpy Notes: Pictures taken with a Canon 50D & 7D using a
Canon 70-200/F2.8IS2 with 2x teleconverter and the
18-200 lens ... later has surprisingly good Macro capability.
On-and-Off camera flash was used, and needless to say,
depth of field is a real challenge for this type of shooting ... plus the
branch the hummingbird nest is on sways in the slightest wind.
And while they are well acclimated to humans (lots of
people walk by the nest every day to the golf course), I tried to
maintain a respectful distance that they seemed comfortable with - too bad
I couldn't get this close to the
Great Horned Owl Nest! ;-)