Hummingbird Tongue

DSC_1792_edited-3Today my partner and I visited a botanic garden just a few miles away from the new house. She took the “good glass” macro lens, while I took the zoom. These photos are hers, not mine. When we sorted through our prizes for the day, we were both stunned to see the hummingbird’s tongue. Here’s an extremely cool high speed video from Wired Magazine of a hummingbird tongue. Really? I carried the zoom lens? What was I thinking?

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Anna’s Hummingbird (I think)

15 thoughts on “Hummingbird Tongue

    1. Can you imagine the odds of being at the right place at the right time with the right camera, and then having the hummingbird choose to favor you with a sight rarely seen? All you have to do is click in that perfect millisecond. But I was there and I didn’t get that shot! She did good! Thanks Eliza, I’ll pass your kudos along.

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    1. It’s the Rancho Santa Ana Botanic Garden in Claremont – right next to the School of Theology. It’s 86 acres, totally planted in California native plants. It’s wonderful! Walking under oak & sycamore, smelling the many varieties of sage, trying to get a good shot of the Monarch butterflies. You will love it Sue. The macro has very very good glass, and it shows in every photo. Fixed focal length at 85mm, Nikon calls it a “micro” lens. Unlike my 75mm-300mm zoom, which is more prone to camera shake. That’s my excuse & I’m sticking to it.

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    1. Thanks Gigi. Sorry for the lonesome dog rant. Of course I could go to the local pound at any moment. I just was feeling helpless & angry at the humans.

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