Calliope Hummingbird and Rocky Mountain Bee Plant

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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About Mia McPherson

I am a nature lover, wildlife watcher and a bird photographer. I first become serious about bird photography when I moved to Florida in 2004 and it wasn’t long before I was hooked (addicted is more like it). My move to the Salt Lake area of Utah was a great opportunity to continue observing their behavior and to pursue my passion for photographing birds.


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

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

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

  6. I like flowers with long stamens, they are awesome.

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

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

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

  10. 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!

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

  12. Beautiful Hummingbird, well taken.

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