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Costa's Hummingbird (male)

Costa's Hummingbird (male) (Calypte costae)

This is a first. It is the first time this bird has shown up in my yard, and it is the first time I've gotten an image of it. I has been staying around. I only hope it will stay long enough for it to moult into it's full gorget; which will be purple (can just see a little in the image).
Chapparal: rolling hills, mixed pine trees, low scrub: dry
Wofford Heights: Kern Co, CA., USA
Date taken
Sept 2011
Scientific name
Calypte costae
Equipment used
Canon 30D: Canon EF 500 IS L : manual mode : 1/160 @ f 7.1, -.33 exp comp. : fill flash, Canon 580 gun, -.33 comp. : ISO 500 : white bal custom, 5250K : PP Lightroom 3.0, CS2
Stunning garden capture, Mark! look forward to seeing more. Hope it stays around.
Lucky you! Congrats on a first, and having taken a most excellent image of it. Sadly we only have one hummer here on the east coast. Maybe that's a good excuse to take a trip out west. ;)

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