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Costa's Hummingbird ~ Family Portrait by Kimberly Chadwick

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Cover image for the "Costa’s Hummingbird Family Album ": Calendar

All images were taken with two weeks at the Arizona Sonoran Desert Museum using my Canon Powershot SX10IS.

With its iridescent violet crown and flared violet gorget, the male Costa’s is a stunning sight. While some desert species nest during the nourishing monsoon rains of July, the Costa’s nest in the cooler month’s of February and March, provided lowers and insects are plentiful; it and the related Anna’s may be the only hummingbirds seen in the deserts at this season.

VOICE Call is a rich ringing, sparrowlike tsit

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My goal is to get my name out there among the vast ocean of Natural photographers. To be known for my skill with a Point & Shoot~

My images are not photo shopped. They have only been adjusted with basic sharpening, contrasting & saturation techniques. I believe that in order to appreciate Nature, you have to capture it as it is, naturally.

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  • Kimberly Chadwick
    Kimberly Chadwickover 4 years ago

  • whisperjo
    whisperjoover 4 years ago

    Oh Kimberly, this is wonderful! Its a story in an image!

  • Thank you very much Whisperjo! I was looking forward to taking these images in hopes of creating this collage! I am thrilled you like it!

    – Kimberly Chadwick

  • WendyJC
    WendyJCover 4 years ago

    such a precious display of beauty!
    wonderful captures Kimberly :)

  • Thank you Wendy, That means a lot to me coming from you darlin!

    – Kimberly Chadwick

  • Bonnie Robert
    Bonnie Robertover 4 years ago

    Oh so precious!! You are so lucky to have a place like that to see these beauties up close & personal! Hugs, Bonnie

  • I do feel lucky I will admit. It isn’t every day you get to see these up close and personal! Thank you so much Bonnie!

    – Kimberly Chadwick

  • Robert Elliott
    Robert Elliottover 4 years ago

    wonderful collection, super work

  • Thank you Sir, It means a lot to me that you faved it!

    – Kimberly Chadwick

  • Vicki Ferrari
    Vicki Ferrariover 4 years ago

    Beautiful work Kimberly!! :))

  • Thank you Vicki for stopping by! I do so appreciate that as well as the comment!

    – Kimberly Chadwick

  • Carol2
    Carol2over 4 years ago

    Beautiful display and work, Kimberly!!

  • Thank you so very much Carol~☺

    – Kimberly Chadwick

  • Neil Swenser
    Neil Swenserover 4 years ago

    Wonderful series of shots Kimberley.

  • Thank you so very much Neil, I appreciate you stopping by Sir!

    – Kimberly Chadwick

  • Rosej
    Rosejover 4 years ago

    Wonderful captures individually – fantastic collage – brilliant work

  • Again, I thank you with a huge cyber hug!

    – Kimberly Chadwick

  • artwhiz47
    artwhiz47over 4 years ago

    Just plain splendid!

  • Thank you very much Sheila!

    – Kimberly Chadwick

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