thanx for the nice words folks and glad you like the hummers like we do.
bob r, yes, i was shooting the 100-400. my favorite lens. since my wife and i both shoot we have 2
and yes, we live in n. cal. we have 7 different species that come through here. i have photgraphed 5 of them.
and despite what you may hear, none are ruby throats.
jim, i never post up the best stuff i have on photopages. that is saved for paying customers.
i also would rather someone saw the beauty of a bird than the technical expertise of a shot. if you could post real size it would be different but since i have to sacrifice something to post up on the net, subject will be the last thing that gets lost
like you, many have never seen hummers up close or many at all.
i quite literally stumbled into the fact that they are quite popular with many people.