Calliope Hummingbird and Rocky Mountain Bee Plant

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Calliope Hummingbird and Rocky Mountain Bee PlantCalliope Hummingbird and Rocky Mountain Bee Plant – Nikon D300, f5.6, 1/1250, ISO 640, Nikkor 200-400mm VR with 1.4x TC at 400mm, natural light

Just a quick post this morning of a tiny Calliope Hummingbird feeding on Rocky Mountain Bee Plant that I photographed at the end of August. The Rocky Mountain Bee Plants are now all shriveled and have set seed and the hummingbirds have gone to warmer climes.

A beautiful Rough-legged Hawk was photographed yesterday at Bear River National Wildlife Refuge and I am hoping that very soon I will have my lens trained on one of them.

The seasons change and I relish the different birds I see in each one of the seasons. Birds… I can’t resist them.



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  3. Hummingbirdlover October 24, 2013 at 7:47 pm

    Hi! Love the bird and the colors are so great. Thank you for sharing! Have a great day on Fri.

  4. Larry Jordan October 23, 2013 at 9:23 pm

    Perfection Mia! What a shot! I get these hummers coming through for a brief stay and I always love seeing them.

  5. eric c11 October 23, 2013 at 2:33 pm

    ohhh how i like that kind of picture, it s deligthfull to watch =)))
    thanks mia, yake care ☺

  6. Elephant's Child October 23, 2013 at 1:32 pm

    Oh my. Thank you.

  7. M. Firpi October 23, 2013 at 12:58 pm

    I like flowers with long stamens, they are awesome.

  8. Scott Simmons October 23, 2013 at 12:13 pm

    Wow. So great you did that in natural light. Most hummer photos I see are obviously flashed.

  9. Beverly Everson October 23, 2013 at 11:30 am

    Gorgeous, Mia!

  10. biobabbler October 23, 2013 at 10:54 am

    ah… delightful. Both bird and stunning flower. Nature just rocks SO hard, it’s AMAZING. And I SO appreciate your bringing it to us! =)

  11. Montanagirl October 23, 2013 at 7:45 am

    Superb photo (as always!). Love the soft coloring and lighting.

  12. patty chadwick October 23, 2013 at 7:09 am

    Beautiful shot…love the detail on bird and flower…conrtast between clarity and detail f flower in foreground and soft blur of those in background….great composition!

  13. Lois Bryan October 23, 2013 at 6:28 am

    such glorious, exquisite detail … magic stuff here, kiddo!!!

  14. Bob Bushell October 23, 2013 at 6:25 am

    Beautiful Hummingbird, well taken.

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