This is our resident Anna’s Hummingbird, a beautiful but very aggressive and not a bit afraid of me. I was checking out a new but old Takumar 100/4 macro lens. I also caught a few other macro shots on my walk-about.
Went for a quick walk in the local area. Got these in about an hour. Images shot with a 85/1.9
Found this beautiful flowering tree behind a car wash. I don’t think its indigenous to the area. Heavy aroma, reminds me a little of a Magnolia Tree.
Nice yellows and red, spring time is great in this part of the country.
Lone Pine Cone
Caught is the act
Sail boat race
Memorial/Monument at a local park.
Flowers in the sun.
Its getting warmer, spring is near.
Looks tropical but located in the Pacific Northwest
Looks like small flickering flames on the trunk…firewood!
Northwestern Crow banking left searching for a meal
Shot this in the wind, I like the contrast between the flowers and background
Found this artist on a local beach. He was trying to get the waves correct. You can see his painting matches the image below, he is doing a great job.
All of these hunters look hungry
This Pelagic Cormorant has stunning colors when the sun hits him just right. At other times he looks like a prehistoric dinosaur.
Caught this Mallard taking off.
This little Ruby-Crowned Kinglet was hard to capture, he didnt want to stay still long enough to photograph. I was trying to capture his hidden crown.
I really like the detail in this gull, he got pretty close to me sitting on the beach with my 300mm lens.
These Killdeer are fighting for food or maybe a mate?
These Goldeneye’s are beautiful in flight.
The Kinglet taking a rest.
The birds are gathering, mating time…a beautiful time of the year.
Female Red Crossbill looking for her mate.
Song Sparrow singing catch me if you can, looks like a great perch, safe from most critters.
Beware from above.
These guys are showing their colors, either to a mate or showing his fierceness to a competitor.
Anna’s Hummimhbird…little but very fierce.
I told this guy a joke before the picture. Black Eyed Junco
Below are shots from a recent field trip along with a bird competition with some friends. You dont realize how beautiful and colorful these birds are until you get up close.
Great Blue Heron on the prowl for fish.
Bufflehead with some great colors
Hooded Merganser looking for his mate
Ring-Necked Duck pair
Found these strange looking geese south of the border.
Two one legged geese.
One two headed goose.