A female Anna Hummingbird is perched proudly at the top of a fine Dogwood tree branch. It is a cold winter day, as I stand observing her and the other birds hanging around my yard. Despite wearing wool socks and gloves, I am feeling the cold and I think about how amazing it is that such a little bird can survive the winter months. The sugar water I put out is just over half sugar to water and I notice she feeds about ever 20 mins. I have an ice cream lid over the top of the feeder so she can feed more comfortably when it is raining or snowing out. Unlike the Rufous Hummingbirds, Anna Hummingbirds are year round residents here on Vancouver Island.
Taken on Feb 12/11 at 3:20pm on south east Vancouver Island, B.C., Canada.
Camera; Canon 7D
Lens; Canon 100-400 IS USM L lens.
Tripod; Manfrotto, including 498RC2 ballhead.
Taken at; 1/500’s at f/5.6, 400 mm, man white bal 6550 kelvin, iso 800.
No cropping, histogram adjustment, slight sharpening.
Subject distance; 2.7 meters ( 8.9ft).