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Anna's Hummingbird.Calypte anna..For the last few weeks I've been working to get decent photos of the Anna'a Hummingbirds that visit the feeder in my front yard. My neighborhood isn't very scenic and I don't have any flowers nearby that I can set up around, so I chose to use a black backdrop and focus on getting shots of them away from the ugly artificial feeder. I'm interested in getting more dynamic shots than just a side profile of them feeding and have spent several afternoons a week reading a book in a chair next to the feeder with my camera at the ready and learning a lot about their behavior. They are extremely territorial and once one has laid claim to productive food source, it will loudly drive off all of the other hummers who try to visit it. A juvenile male frequents mine and spends as much time chasing others away as he does feeding and standing watch. I hope his plumage develops soon, because the adult males have a dazzling red head that he is just beginning to show. In the meantime I'll keep working to improve these. With my simple set-up it has taken a lot of patience and trial and error to get anything close to the quality I was gunning for.