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CAMERA: NIKON D90
LENS: NIKKOR AF-S 70-300mm VR @ 300mm

Another view of “my” wild male Anna’s hummingbird, showing the varying luminescence of the feathers with the changing light. The bush is a wild red-flowering currant.

Taken near Gibsons, Sunshine Coast, British
Columbia, Canada.

Tags

birds, british columbia, canada, hummingbird

I’m a retired stationary engineer who lives on British Columbia’s scenic Sunshine Coast, which although on the mainland, can only be accessed by water or air – just the way we Coasters like it!

Wildlife and nature photography is my hobby and passion. My primary camera is a Nikon D90 and most of these photos are taken with a Nikkor AF-S 70-300mm VR lens.

I appreciate and try to answer all sincere comments.

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Comments

  • Dominika Aniola
    Dominika Aniolaover 3 years ago

    Gorgeous capture. Congrats!

  • Domenika, thank you very much both for your kind comment and the fav.

    – Carl Olsen

  • Meladana
    Meladanaover 3 years ago

    This is to be a fave, beautifully captured!! Love it! :)

  • Thank you Chris – for the fav as well. I missed this hummer feeding from the same bush yesterday, so I returned today and got lucky. I thought the sound of the camera would scare him away, but he seemed to be too absorbed in feeding.

    – Carl Olsen

  • bobby1
    bobby1over 3 years ago

    Wow Brilliant capture:))

  • Thank you Jillian – glad you like it.

    – Carl Olsen

  • Trish Meyer
    Trish Meyerover 3 years ago

    Superb capture Carl !

  • Thanks Trish, both for your kind comment and the fav!

    – Carl Olsen

  • Karen  Betts
    Karen Bettsover 3 years ago

    Beautiful capture love the blurr of the wings.

  • Thank you Karen. Yes, their wings are a blur in real life too.

    – Carl Olsen

  • © Jolie  Buchanan
    © Jolie Buchananover 3 years ago


    Yea Top 10 for Animals In The Wild

  • :)

    – Carl Olsen

  • Lynne Bryan Photography
    Lynne Bryan Ph...over 3 years ago

    Absolutely lovely image! :)

  • Thank you very much. This was one of those rare times – for me at any rate – when everything came together.

    – Carl Olsen

  • gottheshot
    gottheshotover 3 years ago

    How could this NOT win !! The blur in the wings to show the speed of them, the clarity in the eye, the beak in the flower, the depth of field. A shot to be proud of.

  • Thank you so much for your kind comment. I really appreciate it!

    – Carl Olsen

  • gottheshot
    gottheshotover 3 years ago

    PART 2
    Talking of wildlife that are speedy, you can’t get quicker than a hummingbird ! :o)

  • That’s certainly true – they’re really the most amazing fliers! Thanks again.

    – Carl Olsen

  • Angela Pritchard
    Angela Pritchardover 3 years ago

    May 3, 2011 – Your image has been featured.

  • Thank you Angela – very much appreciated! ~Carl

    – Carl Olsen

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