Mommie Hummingbird on her nest, <1m outside the front window of my flat in a bottlebrush tree, shot with a very old f/5.6 200mm lens with an extension ring at wide open at 1/60sec through the window screen. It was dark and hard to focus through the very dirty window screen, but I don't think she could see me behind the screen. Her nest is ~2.5m from my front door, but she generally ignores my comings and goings, except that loud shirts upset her, especially bright blue.


  1. vicuna
    vicuna ·

    Cool you could approach it so close :)) Without telephoto lens?

  2. filby
    filby ·

    Hey Herb! just wanted to say i enjoyed this album, good work mate :)
    I'm sure the bugs will be outa the system one day!

  3. drgonzo900
    drgonzo900 ·

    Great shot Herbert! I hope everything is well with you.

  4. fash_on
    fash_on ·

    nature is wonderful, thanks for showing me something new today :)

  5. ilovemydiana
    ilovemydiana ·

    i thought it had to be photos taken with the Diana only in this rumble?

  6. herbert-4
    herbert-4 ·

    Accidently submitted to wrong contest. Sorry.

  7. janette
    janette ·

    This is so beautiful!

  8. engie_bec
    engie_bec ·

    Absolutely beautiful.

  9. a_lion
    a_lion ·


  10. off-hollywood
    off-hollywood ·

    wow. hopefully i'll be able to catch a shot of a hummingbird someday that isn't just a blur.

  11. yelledc
    yelledc ·

    Aww. =)

  12. adash
    adash ·


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