I'm Posing For You by taffy

I'm Posing For You

There is a very brave and bossy hummingbird that lives in a particular tree, eats at a particular feeder, and spends part of the afternoon in a flowering bush. He chases off all other birds. Junko photographed him when she was here (see: http://365project.org/jyokota/365/2016-12-30 ) and I was able to catch him today. It was fascinating as his colors changed depending on the angle I photographed him - sometimes green, sometimes purples, sometimes little purple spots.
One amazing bird and capture!
December 31st, 2016  
He's brilliant! What a super shot. :)
December 31st, 2016  
Such a vibrant colour
December 31st, 2016  
Wow, so vibrant.
December 31st, 2016  
He is wonderfully vibrant! Sounds like he knows he's a pretty boy. Lol
December 31st, 2016  
Spectacular closeup capture..
December 31st, 2016  
Wonderful capture and love that brilliant purple
December 31st, 2016  
Gorgeous hummingbird!
December 31st, 2016  
Loving the purple. Great shot
December 31st, 2016  
Outstanding capture...great focus, dof
December 31st, 2016  
What gorgeous colours
December 31st, 2016  
Beautiful
December 31st, 2016  
Beautiful bird capture Taffy!! Such gorgeous colours!! Another bird on my list to see!! LOL!! Fav!!
December 31st, 2016  
Wow - the brilliance of the colour against the muted background is lovely!
December 31st, 2016  
Amazing colour
December 31st, 2016  
Wow, what a charmer ! beautifully composed against the nuted background -- fav
December 31st, 2016  
I love him! What a great shot!!!
December 31st, 2016  
WOw, he looks very different from the humming biurds I have seen on 365. Fav for me.
December 31st, 2016  
Lovely colours and capture- fav
December 31st, 2016  
How beautiful.
December 31st, 2016  
Gorgeous colours
December 31st, 2016  
What a beautiful bird.
December 31st, 2016  
Gorgeous Colour and capture, fav
December 31st, 2016  
A beautiful bird ๐Ÿฆ. Fav!! ๐Ÿ˜€
December 31st, 2016  
Love the purple!
December 31st, 2016  
Nice shot
December 31st, 2016  
What a beautiful bird. Such a vibrant colour.
December 31st, 2016  
What a great capture of a beautiful bird, Taffy. I love that he is looking right at you. FAV
December 31st, 2016  
Fabulous colour in this capture. Love the composition. Fav
December 31st, 2016  
FAVtastic :)
December 31st, 2016  
Fav and Happy New Year,Taffy ๐Ÿพ๐ŸŽ‰๐Ÿพ
January 1st, 2017  
Wow. Nice capture of this gorgeous creature.
January 1st, 2017  
Brilliant! Happy New Year!
January 1st, 2017  
Looks like a real avian bossy-boots. Love the shot. Happy New Year to you and Jim, and hope that 2017 treats us all kindly.
January 1st, 2017  
I think this is a " magnificent" hummingbird. Am I right? Wonderful color and composition
January 1st, 2017  
Beautiful bird.
January 1st, 2017  
How fascinating, the bird looks like having a colourful armer. Happy New Year to you.
January 1st, 2017  
What fabulous colours!
January 1st, 2017  
Did you take your tripod? So wonderfully in focus! Beautiful pose, indeed.
January 1st, 2017  
Fav,
January 1st, 2017  
What a beautiful looking bird. I've never seen one like that before. Fav! Happy New Year, Taffy!
January 1st, 2017  
Oh My word! There is a bird that comes in my favorite color! Favorite!
January 1st, 2017  
Awesome picture.
January 2nd, 2017  
The color of that purple ruff is just unreal!
January 2nd, 2017  
Just been checking these out in my hummingbird ID book. I think this is a male Costas hummingbird and the other one I'm pretty sure is a male Anna's. Thanks for inspiring me to get out my book. They sure are beautiful. I'm trying to decide what lenses I should take to Todos Santos. Looks like I should take a bird lens!
January 2nd, 2017  
@jgpittenger OH, that's where you are going!! We did a day trip there and it reminded me of Beaver Island compared to the rest of Michigan. It's a lovely small town, had some fun restaurants (we were only there for lunch), an area where turtles go down to the sea, if that's still happening when you are here. There's access to the Pacific so sunsets should be do-able. It's quite isolated so I'm guessing you'll have a car to explore? I used my 28-300 for the day, but there were macro opportunities and wide angle as well. Definitely take the bird lens -- we've had so many flitting about but a little far for my 300mm without a fair amount of cropping.
January 2nd, 2017  
@taffy my bird lens is only a 300 mm...but sharper than a zoom. Yes, we are going to have a car. I was thinking my WA for stars, 24-120 for carry around, and 300 mm. Not sure there will be space on carry on for macro as well, but I'll see. Thanks. Jasmine assures us there will be baby turtles and whales. Sure hope so
January 2nd, 2017  
That is incredible colour!
January 2nd, 2017  
@jgpittenger Sounds like you're fine without your macro. I brought it and used it once simply since I'd brought it along. And I had NO need for a fisheye! So staying with the basics should be perfect. 300mm a plus for sure.
January 3rd, 2017  
Congratulations Taffy on this making it to the Top Twenty!
January 8th, 2017  
Congrats on the TT with such a beautiful subject!
January 8th, 2017  
Congrats on TT! So glad it made it up there!
January 8th, 2017  
Beautiful!
January 11th, 2017  
Congratulations on TT!! Who says you can't take bird photos? LOL!!
January 13th, 2017  
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