Magical!

Seeing the babies were still there, I got my new long lens I took on the trip. When I saw the pictures weren't as crisp as I'd have liked, I put Matt's instructions into effect, got out the tripod, went to the bit of extra effort, and what a reward!

I have to share that those bright little eyes are rimmed with eyelash-feathers, and when they blink (fairly often) I can see them on the lid! I was as quiet as I could be, but I know they were watching, so I'm so pleased they didn't start and fly off until it's the right time!

I'll continue to check each day until they're gone because this has been such a wonderful opportunity in a relatively easy location to access! Thanks again for your comments and I'll make it up to everyone when I'm better settled in Lunenburg!
A crystal clear image. They are wonderful.
posted June 20th, 2018  
This is just terrific and so crisp and clear. How exciting to have these little ones so close to hand!
posted June 20th, 2018  
Awesome shot, Louise!
posted June 20th, 2018  
@louannwarren @judithdeacon @elkereturns Thank you, sweet friends! I don't typically post series, but they seem especially worth it! (And I've learned so much across 3 photos how to improve the image!)
posted June 20th, 2018  
Sweet capture!
posted June 20th, 2018  
Such a lovely capture! Just shows what a difference the tripod can make! Fav!
posted June 20th, 2018  
Superb shot and clarity
posted June 20th, 2018  
Wonderful treat to see them like this - how many people have seen hummingbirds in their nest! And good for the extreme focus! fav
posted June 20th, 2018  
@kwind @pamknowler @seattlite @maggiemae Thank you all for enjoying them with me! Maggiemae, we have found the nests most years, but not all are easy to photograph (they they tend to build them just above my face level!) This is probably their Graduation portrait!
posted June 21st, 2018  
Precious new life! I hope you have a hummingbird feeder and they stick around until you return again! Fav.
posted June 21st, 2018  
Wow, super bird shot Louise, the tripod did the trick.
posted June 21st, 2018  
This is wonderful!
posted June 21st, 2018  
@gardenfolk Thanks, Cathee...yes, pretty sweet! We hung feeders when we moved here 45 years ago!!! We've always had the hummers around...love them!
@golftragic Until I went on this photo trip I thought I could do a pretty good job hand holding the camera...and haven't I learned a thing or two!
@kchuk Elyse, you're always so enthusiastic...thanks so much! I'd loe to hang around out there and watch them, but I thought best to get the shots and leave as quickly as possible...
posted June 21st, 2018  
that is total magic :)
posted June 21st, 2018  
Matt clearly was a useful teacher -- this is a wonderful capture and worth that extra effort. Thanks for the offer to talk today -- I was out and about by then, and figured it was too late when I checked email. Another time!
posted June 21st, 2018  
@Weezilou Oh wow! Such as??
posted June 21st, 2018  
@golftragic It wasn't that I hadn't heard before to use a tripod for the likes of this in a dark canopy... I'm better with hand's on classes. Also got a lot of instruction in LR while I used very little before this... Still SO MUCH to learn and apply!
posted June 21st, 2018  
Too precious. Such a treat to have them and be able to see them so well.
posted June 21st, 2018  
Sweet
posted June 21st, 2018  
So wonderful :) fav
posted June 21st, 2018  
Absolutely adorable and a huge Fav
posted June 21st, 2018  
Such a cute "baby shot". Kids do grow up fast.
posted June 23rd, 2018  
I'm speechless. wow fav!
posted June 25th, 2018  
Wow, such a fabulous capture! fav
posted June 30th, 2018  
Wow, you are so lucky amazing capture. All the nest shots are just bang on! How hot is it in Lunenburg?
posted July 3rd, 2018  
@sailingmusic Thanks, Myrna! We only arrived this past weekend and it's been relatively cool! Everyone said we'd missed nothing by coming up late...lots of cool weather and rain! I'd be happy if it remained no more than in the 80s...saying that because up here, it comes with some humidity! However, all I have to do is recall that Costa Rica fairly defined the word, "Sweltering" and it should cool me right down for remembering!
posted July 3rd, 2018  
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