Cuba has an enormous amount of very interesting bird species to offer, among them quite a number of endemics.Maybe the highest celebrity among them is the Zapata Wren. For various reasons: it is rare, even nowadays, difficult to see (I can tell you!!) and it is not only endemic to Cuba but to the Zapata Swamp and even there it can only be found in a relatively reduced area! Wow!I passed three days in the swamps with my local guide, waiting, trying to lure the bird out of the thick swamp vegetation... continue reading
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It's been about 5 months since I first decided to give this whole photo thing a try.AND,in fact and I got my first sale today!It's $2.00 but hey, it's a start.I'm excited to upload more photos and see if I can get even more activity!I only have 30 photos posted so far.Better get busy! continue reading
I love watching the birds out in the wild and decided yesterday, to make a huge go of it. So, I bought ample bird seed, finch food and sunflower food for the many birds that come in neighbor's yard.Hoping that I can attract as many birds as possible, I bought eight feeders and decided to give this a try. This would include I hope, to attract orioles, hummingbirds, various colorful finches, Oregon Junkos, jays, wrens, woodpeckers and whatever else might enjoy a good nutritious intake. Taking clear... continue reading
Those among us who have been trying to get decent pictures of Hummingbirds in flight, know about the difficulties involved: some species exhibit a rather (relatively) slow flight between their stops in the air, allowing you to focus and shoot before they resume their move which for Hummingbirds can be vertically up, down or even back!There are some of the little species however whose movements are so hectic that it makes it really hard to focus and press the trigger in time. Besides, the camera... continue reading
Of late, there has been an increased activity of Hummingbirds in my patio garden. These birds have always captivated me, because they look so fragile, but possess brilliant, iridescent colors in plumage, not to mention the impressive wing beat.I also read that the fastest recorded wing beat rate was about 80 per second, on a tiny (called Amethyst Woodstar) Hummingbird. Well, this makes for a challenge to photograph this bird - but I have seen some good pictures on DS and elsewhere.I'm... continue reading
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