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Sipping Nectar From a Floral Cup by Wolf Read

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A female Anna’s hummingbird (Calypte anna) sips nectar from the blossom of a cherry tree. This tiny bird is barely three flower-breadths long, not including the beak.

Canon Rebel XSi (450D)
Canon EF 300mm 1:4 L IS USM
1/1000 sec, f / 5.6, -1/3 Stop, ISO 200
Hand-held

Tisdall Park, Vancouver, BC
22 Feb 2010

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I am a natural historian and published author, illustrator and photographer. I also take photography commissions and have had a wonderful time with a recent project for the University of British Columbia Farm. Many thanks for visiting my little space here on RedBubble, and thank you also for your purchases—they are very much appreciated.

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Comments

  • byzantinehalo
    byzantinehaloabout 4 years ago

    Stunning! The colors of the background, flowers and the little hummingbird are just lovely. :)

  • Thank you, byzantinehalo.

    – Wolf Read

  • Rosej
    Rosejabout 4 years ago

    what an amazing shot – you are so lucky to have those birds. Brilliant shot of the blossom too…

  • Thank you, Rosej. This is one of two species of hummingbird that are generally found here. I had no idea that they fed from cherry blossoms until this encounter.

    – Wolf Read

  • Sandy Stewart
    Sandy Stewartalmost 4 years ago

    Beautiful action shot, including composition, dof, exposure and depth of colors! : )

  • A belated thank you much, Sandy.

    – Wolf Read

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