Monday, January 22

Humming Bird in Barcelona

Humming Bird in Barcelona
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Leaning over a small pond to take a picture of the flower I saw what I thought was a big drone or a bumblebee feeding. On looking at it closer I realized it was a hummingbird. I was not prepared so I relied on my luck. The bird was not as stunning as in a side profile picture but was visible in my image and the flower was not that bad so I chose to share them with you.

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Blogger Lavender Lady said...

Hummingbirds are incredibly hard to capture. Consider yourself lucky and thanks for sharing!

7:25 AM  
Blogger Carlos said...

Thanks lavender lady, I was wondering all the way home if had really captured it, as the original picture was a little underexposed and it didn't stand out much on the screen of my camera.

10:30 AM  
Blogger Mandi said...

Great photo.

1:21 PM  
Anonymous ruth said...

Very cool, at any angle. And that's a primrose, I think? So pretty.

10:49 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

But why does the hummingbird have two antennas?

10:53 PM  
Blogger Carlos said...

Good question. We are all sure that is a hummingbird ( you can see the tail) but I can answer that. When I was retouching the image I zoomed in all I could since it was quite odd for me too. The "antennas" are pink and are part of the flower. Unfortunately on zooming out they turn dark. I could have used the clone tool in PS to erase them but was hoping someone curious like you found out. Thank you very much for your keen observation.

11:07 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hi there... sorry, but its not a humming bird.... its a 'Humming Bird Hawk Moth'... see this http://www.uksafari.com/hummingbird.htm anyway, I like your pictures! Mark http://bolts.wordpress.com

9:18 AM  
Blogger Carlos said...

Hi Mark, I am glad that I finally know your name (nice pictures out there), you don't have to be sorry, I am not upset with you but with myself for not finding the correct info (it was a "hummingbird" though :). Here is another link Hummingbird_Hawk-moth. I swear the antennas looked pink but it must have been the effect of saturation on the flower. It is always good to learn something new and to err is human. Be my guest and don't hesitate to help me when I deal with flowers or birds (in fact I have another plant ready to post but I don't know the name - as usual!)

10:01 AM  
Blogger Z said...

Hi Carlos, new visitor to your site here. I saw the photo and it reminded me of how excited I was when I saw just the same creature on my balcony in Switzerland and managed to get a shot of it. I knew that hummingbirds are not seen outside the Americas so I had to go to the web to look it up and like you, found the wiki entry. :-)

Z

12:54 AM  

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