01-01-2007, 03:01 AM
Great shots guys, I have so far reached page 25
My humble contribution, was recently informed that this is a rock dove
Taken using my S3
01-01-2007, 08:11 PM
There are some wonderful shots, here. I've looked at only a small part of this thread, so far.
Nothing spectacular about this shot, but it's of a hummingbird nest with two eggs. I dangled my keys down beside the nest for perspective. The eggs were about the size and shape of Tic-Tacs.
01-01-2007, 08:22 PM
hummingbirds - the saga continues
Eight days after the photo of the eggs above, here are the two hatched chicks (I don't know what day that they hatched). Obviously, they've grown since hatching, but notice that there's still some egg yolk in the nest.
01-01-2007, 08:29 PM
hummingbird chicks - the saga continues
Another six days later and here are the chicks again - a little bigger and facing the opposite direction in the nest.
01-01-2007, 08:42 PM
hummingbirds - the saga almost done
Five more days later and they're bigger yet and back to facing the original direction in the nest.
01-01-2007, 09:06 PM
hummingbird saga - the conclusion
Another five days and there's only one chick in the nest (I'll assume that the other was flying about) and, while we were watching it, it flew to a nearby branch. The nest has by now been splayed open with the size of the chicks' bodies.
01-01-2007, 09:25 PM
hummingbird saga - epilogue
On each visit, Hummingbird Dad, of course, was flying about trying to scare me away. In some of my shots (not shown) Hummingbird Mom could be barely seen in the high distance.
Well, I hope that you enjoyed this little saga. I'm looking forward to seeing more of others' bird pictures.
01-03-2007, 06:33 PM
LongInt ~ love the hummingbird pictures!
~Canon Rebel XT~
01-03-2007, 09:44 PM
LongInt, Great shots Thanks for sharing.
01-05-2007, 11:25 PM
1/750, f8, ISO 800, Pentax 50-200 @ 200mm.
1/1000, f8, ISO 800, Sigma 70-300 @ 300mm.
Last edited by SpecialK; 01-06-2007 at 09:07 PM.
Pentax K20D/K5/15/21/40/70/10-17/12-24, Sigma 17-70 2.8-4.5/150-500, Tamron 90 Macro/70-200 2.8, Canon SX20 IS/Elph 500HS
(formerly Pentax 50 1.4/50-200/55-300/K100D, Sigma 18-50 2.8/70-300 APO, Tamron 28-75, Viv 800, Tele-Tokina 800, Canon S3 IS, Samsung L210)