Trochilidae

You can imagine the joy my daughters expressed when they realized a hummingbird (trochilidae) had built a nest and laid eggs about 2 meters from their bedroom window. The nest, built from pieces of carpet and cloth she has found around our neighborhood, is high up in a tree next to the house. I can’t find it when looking for it from below, but it’s clearly visible at eye level for my daughters. They have a window seat forĀ nature at work. It’s a beautiful little creature, leaving the nest every so often to go get food and then returning to sit still for longer than I’ve ever seen a hummingbird rest. This photo was taken through the screen window. That yellow spot on her head is so delicate in real life. And so bright up close. I’m thankful for a long lens right now.

If there are multiple photos in this post, EXIF data is for the featured photo only:

  • Aperture: ƒ/6.3
  • Camera: ILCE-6000
  • Taken: 28 February, 2016
  • Flash fired: no
  • Focal length: 210mm
  • ISO: 400
  • Shutter speed: 1/250s

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