About This Blog

I began this blog in 2011 in an attempt to improve my photography and showcase all of California's 58 counties. I didn't quite make all of the 58, I missed three and I will try to rectify that in the coming year. I'm not sure how much I improved my photography because I always seemed to be in a rush.
In 2012 I plan to take more time, perhaps not post every day (this is one thing I did accomplish in 2011). I also plan to expand beyond California and include images from other parts of Western United States. I will continue to include a map showing where I was when I took the picture. I will keep commentary to a minimum, long photo essays will continue to be at Martha's Musings.

Monday, January 2, 2012

Male Anna's Hummingbird

12/17/2011

Placer County
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Where is this?  Another from my yard.

25 comments:

TexWisGirl said...

wow! look at that in-your-face shot!

like the new header, too!

Sylvia K said...

Oh, wow! indeed! I love it! That is definitely up close and personal! Terrific, Martha!

Sylvia

Kay L. Davies said...

That amazing irridescent hot pink color—wow!
K

marit´s,,, said...

Beautifu photo.
Klem Marit.

Jeannelle said...

Wow, great view of the colorful details!

Jedediah said...

I'm amazed at the crispness and details of this shot. Such a beautiful bird.

Gary said...

Great shot of a difficult subject!! Boom & Gary of the Vermilon River, Canada.

heyBJK said...

Beautiful colors! Awesome close-up, Martha! Very nice!

Mama Zen said...

Gorgeous capture!

holdingmoments said...

Amazing colour on the throat.

NewMexiKen said...

You really captured the texture and color of the gorget and the catch light in his eye.

Andrew said...

A wonderful image of a lovely little bird I don't see in the UK.

Hilke Breder said...

Great shot, Martha! Metallic plumage against real metal; seems to fit right in as a comment on Springman's post.

Sallie said...

Beautiful (guess I should say handsome). I love your header shot and the review there of your goals for the year.

eileeninmd said...

Wow, fantastic capture of the hummer. He is a beauty.

Springman said...

Ahhh, A new year! I like your resolutions.
I know my decision to post once a week was a good one for me. How you were able to publish every day is mind bending. I too, am committed to seeing more of my state.
Nice look at the Anna's HB, we had a down year around these parts so it is a kick to see your rich photos!
Cheers!

mick said...

Great photo. Hummingbirds are always beautiful.

Arija said...

Superb capture. I like his wary eye on you as well as the great colour.

Mary Howell Cromer said...

Excellent!

Pat Ulrich said...

Always fun to get to see these lovely birds up close!

joo said...

What a lovely little guy:)

ros@dimaggio63 said...

Grande foto con effetto !
Bel colpo !!
Myriam

Spare Parts and Pics said...

Wow!

Liz said...

WOW! I live the detail you captured here. My New Years challenge was to do Project 366 and if that proves too difficult, then I will revert to Project 52.

Larry said...

Wow Martha, that is such a cool photo! I like the way he is looking at you and the colors are super!

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