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Any birders? Share your photos!

altagirl

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Lovely photos! Good job on the hummingbirds in flight, too. Bird in flight photography is really challenging.

That is so cool that you get hummingbirds where you live. One day I will see one in person :smile:

Which new camera did you get, out of interest? Camera nerd here :bounce:
Thanks!!

I got a Nikon D500 with a Tamron 150-600 lens. I an on the hunt for a macro lens now for insect photography, which is fun too!
 

altagirl

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Sadly no, not at all!
Yeah, it's kind of crazy, hummingbirds only exist in the Americas. Apparently when they were first observed by European explorers they thought hummingbirds didn't have feet. That always cracks me up. But they are hard enough to see that I can imagine you'd have all sorts of wild guesses about them at first!
 
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Jenny

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Yeah, it's kind of crazy, hummingbirds only exist in the Americas. Apparently when they were first observed by European explorers they thought hummingbirds didn't have feet. That always cracks me up.
I never knew that. My sister had a hummingbird moth that she got pictures of last year. I never knew they existed, either.
 

altagirl

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A few fun ones from Alta over the past week. The Hairy Woodpeckers fledged this week. I've been watching the nest but they were gone this morning. Which makes sense... last Sunday I felt like mom was trying to coax the chicks outside.
Fly Alta July 3 2020 e.jpg HAWO Alta 6 28 20 a.jpg Bombus Fervidus Alta Jul 20 i.jpg HAWO Alta June 27 2020 d-1.jpg Bumblebeen Alta June 2020 c.jpg
 

fgor

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Thanks!!

I got a Nikon D500 with a Tamron 150-600 lens. I an on the hunt for a macro lens now for insect photography, which is fun too!
Awesome! I have a Sigma 150-600 lens, basically the same thing (I think it's the same aperture, size etc too). Great birding lenses. :smile: I actually have a Tamron 90/2.8 1:1 macro lens too - one of the older versions - it has not had much use but you've reminded me to get out and use it more!
 

fgor

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altagirl

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Thanks! They were really fun to watch. And to listen to honestly. The babies would just peep constantly at first and last time i saw them they were experimenting with adult woodpecker whinny sounds.
 

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altagirl

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Thank you both! I think maybe these coolest thing about watching that Snowy Egret is that it spent hours poking around and splashing in muddy water and is so clean and perfectly bright white. I wear a white shirt for 20 minutes and it is usually trash because I can never get it clean again.
 

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