More baby hummingbirds, including first flight!

Discussion in 'Nature' started by Jman, Jul 17, 2011.

  1. Jman

    Jman Mu-43 Veteran

    Apr 20, 2011
    Columbus, OH
    Took a bunch more shots of my baby hummingbirds, and even caught a picture of them trying to fly for the first time. The one actually hovered for a moment! I don't think it'll be long before they start building secondary nests for themselves. :) I'm pretty sure these are all with the FD 135mm f/2.

    Mama looking on:

    Scouting around:

    Testing the wings:

    First flight!

    Not content to watch his or her sibling grab the glory, the other baby tries it out:

    Relaxing after exhausting test flights:
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  2. Jman

    Jman Mu-43 Veteran

    Apr 20, 2011
    Columbus, OH
    One more:
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  3. scotth

    scotth Mu-43 Regular

    Feb 3, 2011
    These are awesome.
  4. grebeman

    grebeman Mu-43 All-Pro

    Mar 13, 2010
    South Brent, south Devon (UK)
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    Thanks for those, fantastic images of something I will never see, a bird family that just seem too delicate to be true.

  5. lotsofkids

    lotsofkids Mu-43 Regular

    Apr 8, 2011
    Northeast Ohio
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  6. WT21

    WT21 Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Feb 19, 2010
    Just a fantastic series. Thanks so much for sharing. Amin -- it's worth putting these posts together on a front page post, IMO :)
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  7. Djarum

    Djarum Super Moderator

    Dec 15, 2009
    Huntsville, AL, USA
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    Very cool images.
  8. zpuskas

    zpuskas Mu-43 Veteran

    Feb 25, 2011
    Santa Barbara, CA
    Very nice set of images. I see hummingbirds every once in a while here, but have never seen a nest or babies/chicks (?).
    Thanks for sharing.
  9. Narnian

    Narnian Nobody in particular ...

    Aug 6, 2010
    Midlothian, VA
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    Richard Elliott
    What do you post on that site? My corporate Internet policy is blocking the images. :eek:

    I will take a look tonight when I get home. :wink:
  10. Jman

    Jman Mu-43 Veteran

    Apr 20, 2011
    Columbus, OH
    Very odd to hear my site being blocked....I don't even have any fine art nudes!
  11. JudyM

    JudyM Mu-43 All-Pro

    May 5, 2010
    Westminster, MD
    What beautiful photos of something so rare to see. Thank you for sharing them with the rest of us. It looks like they'll be leaving the nest soon, I hope you'll continue to post photos of their progress.

  12. KVG

    KVG Banned User

    May 10, 2011
    yyc(Calgary, AB)
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    Kelly Gibbons
    Thanks for sharing. Thats stunning stuff.
  13. relic

    relic Mu-43 Veteran

    Oct 21, 2010
    Thank you for the very beautiful images.
  14. nikki

    nikki Mu-43 Regular

    Aug 2, 2010
    dublin ireland
    these are pretty amazing!!!
  15. avidone

    avidone Mu-43 Top Veteran

    Jun 24, 2011
    Rome, Italy
    Really amazing and well done. I do not ever recall seeing hummingbirds in nests. Beautiful!

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