Costa's Hummingbird ~ No rest for the weary..... by Kimberly Chadwick


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Taken 3-11-10 at Arizona Desert Sonoran Museum with my Canon Powershot SX10IS

1.5 Week old hatchlings ~

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



TOP TEN WINNER (6th Place) in the Happy Mothers Day Challenge 3-23-2010

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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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  • Carla Maloco
    Carla Malocoover 4 years ago

    Wow,what a fantastic nature composition.Great work.

  • Thank you Carla so very much!

    – Kimberly Chadwick

  • RichImage
    RichImageover 4 years ago

    Great capture Kimberly…

  • Thank you Rich, nice to see you again my darling!

    – Kimberly Chadwick

  • Michael Cummings
    Michael Cummingsover 4 years ago

    Fantastic capture Kimberly, I would love to find a hummer’s nest

  • Well I just happen to know were to look with in this hummers aviary. In the wild, yea not so much. Just not that talented! Thank you !

    – Kimberly Chadwick

  • Sherry Pundt
    Sherry Pundtover 4 years ago

    That is a very Awsome caputre! Great job!

  • Thanks Possum! I appreciate it ~☺

    – Kimberly Chadwick

  • Robert Elliott
    Robert Elliottover 4 years ago

    what a precious image, super shot

  • Two faves in a day from you, Robert you spoil me darlin! Thank you so much for your supportive responses ~ ☺

    – Kimberly Chadwick

  • byronbackyard
    byronbackyardover 4 years ago

    Wow what an awesome shot …. such joy to witness these miracles and for me to see them in your photos!

  • Oh honey, I do so appreciate your comments and your friendship ~ thank you

    – Kimberly Chadwick

  • Gabrielle  Lees
    Gabrielle Leesover 4 years ago

    Awwh Wow! Lucky You! Great shot! :)

    Gabe :)

  • Thank you Gabe ~☺

    – Kimberly Chadwick

  • Larry Trupp
    Larry Truppover 4 years ago

    Exceptional detail Kim, and you certainly nailed this one, we only have Ruby-Throated here in Manitoba…inst fave!!!!

  • That means a lot Larry ~ thank you darlin!

    – Kimberly Chadwick

  • artwhiz47
    artwhiz47over 4 years ago

    No rest indeed. Wonderful shot; great subject(s).

  • Thanks Sheila!

    – Kimberly Chadwick

  • trueblvr
    trueblvrover 4 years ago

    oh wow, this is such a rare shot…outstanding…………should be in National Geographic or something. Di

  • I wish! Thank you very much for stopping by trueblvr! I appreciate it~☺

    – Kimberly Chadwick

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