Costa's Hummingbird ~ Growing Still..... by Kimberly Chadwick

Costa's Hummingbird ~ Growing Still..... by 


FEATURED in Hummingbirds of the World 3-22-2010

Taken 3-21-10 at Arizona Sonoran Desert Museum with my Canon Powershot SX10IS
10 days older than last upload~

Taken at the Arizona Sonoran Desert Museum, Tucson, AZ 2010 with a 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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  • trevorb
    trevorbabout 5 years ago

    Wonderful capture Kimberly.

  • Thanks so much Trevorb!

    – Kimberly Chadwick

  • Robert Elliott
    Robert Elliottabout 5 years ago

    you’ve captured a beautiful moment in time Kimberly, lovely image

  • I feel rather blessed that she fed them in front of me…..It was a busy day and she was not happy. There was a quite moment and that is when she took care of her babies!

    – Kimberly Chadwick

  • Kay Kempton Raade
    Kay Kempton Raadeabout 5 years ago

    What a super image!! WOW

  • Thank you Kay very much!

    – Kimberly Chadwick

  • byronbackyard
    byronbackyardabout 5 years ago

    Beautiful Kimberly … what a joy!

  • Thanks Deb!

    – Kimberly Chadwick

  • Judy Grant
    Judy Grantabout 5 years ago

    OOOOOO kimberly our babies are growing up !!!!!! Beautiful shot !!!!

  • Yes they are. The second nest has not hatched yet, and the broad-bill has started to build her nest. To the left of the entrance….up front!

    – Kimberly Chadwick

  • Jay Ryser
    Jay Ryserabout 5 years ago

    Very cool

  • Thank you for coming to see my world darlin!

    – Kimberly Chadwick

  • whisperjo
    whisperjoabout 5 years ago

    Oh how sweet! This is a great shot!

  • thank you much Whisperjo~☺

    – Kimberly Chadwick

  • Eve Parry
    Eve Parryabout 5 years ago

    A brilliant capture.

  • Thank you Eve very much for stopping by!

    – Kimberly Chadwick

  • Daniel J. McCauley IV
    Daniel J. McCa...about 5 years ago

    Outstanding capture, Kimberly!

  • Thank you Daniel, I appreciate that!

    – Kimberly Chadwick

  • artwhiz47
    artwhiz47about 5 years ago

    Great addition to this fine set of shots!

  • Thank you Sheila ~ So many different ideas are rolling in my!

    – Kimberly Chadwick

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