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immature female rufous hummingbird

All you gotta do is wear the telephoto lens there on your nose

This here is an immature female rufous hummingbird. (At least I think so.) I love close-ups that show the detail of the feathers; they’re always more spectacular than I could imagine. Who in the world designs these things? Oh, right.

While we’re on the topic, here’s an old FarrFeed video from 2009 you need to see. This five-second clip is slowed down to forty seconds. The resulting sounds you hear, all hummingbird calls and chirps, are one hundred percent natural! I didn’t know there was any audio at all until I slowed the video down.

Amazing, isn’t it? Like a freaking jungle!

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  • Mesa August 31, 2015, 6:40 AM

    That video is so cool & amazingly beautiful.

  • christian ienni August 31, 2015, 11:05 AM

    i remember this video! and i think at the time said my usual “i gotta sample that!” but of course never got around to it… gonna have to now! 😉

  • Judy copek August 31, 2015, 4:29 PM


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