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Those tiny wings...

Friday afternoon, dealing with my jet-lag by supping fine tea and eating jook and scones in Yerba Buena Gardens, I watched a pair of hummingbirds duelling their way around a flowering hedge.

One settled deep into the body of the hedge, and it let me get surprisingly close.

Close enough for this photograph.

Those little wings...

A beautiful, tiny little bird.

I suspect it was a female Anna's Hummingbird


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Aug. 25th, 2008 09:20 am (UTC)
Nice photo - certainly better than any of the shots I got of hummingbirds when I was last in CA.
Aug. 25th, 2008 09:40 am (UTC)
That's lovely. Hummingbirds are so often shown in photos as a blur of wings at the mouth of a bright flower: it's good to see one motionless and get to appreciate those wonderful feathers. And the shape, which is reminiscent of a tiny knigfisher.
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