Category Archives: Birds

Here is a humming bird resting in between feedings on the flowering Pink Fairy Duster (Calliandra eriophylla).  This little gal spent a bunch of time posing for me both in flight and perched.

Humming Bird Perched by Calliandra eriophylla

Canon 7D Mark II, Sigma 150-600mm f/5-6.3 S @ f/10, 600mm, 1/2500 sec., ISO 3200, 03/23/16 @ 13:07 local time

This female humming bird was busily building her nest on this mid February afternoon next to a path in the Phoenix Botanical Gardens.

Humming Bird Nesing

Canon 7D Mark II, Sigma 150-600 f/5-6.3 S @ f/6.3, 600mm, 1/400 sec., ISO 1250, 02/14/16 @ 12:06 local time

Curve-billed Thrasher

Canon 7D Mark II, Sigma 150-600 f/5-6.3 S @ f/9, 401mm, 1/2500 sec., ISO 1000, 01/17/16 @ 10:53 local time

After an extended stay in California I finally made it back to Arizona for a weekend and visited one of my favorite photography haunts, Desert Botanical Garden. I mainly went to shoot humming birds and a butterfly or two if I could find one this time of winter, but this Curve-bill Thrasher wouldn’t leave me alone. He just had to know exactly what I was doing, so I took a few frames as he posed.

Feeding in Flight

Feeding In Flight

Canon 70D, Sigma 150-600 f/5-6.3 @ f/8, 534mm, 1/2500 sec., ISO 1000, 06/06/15 @ 0929 local time


This hummingbird was captured at the Phoenix Botanical Gardens feeding on the open flowers while flying. She hung round for several minutes attracting much attention of the guests of the Garden while she got her breakfast.