The Pollinator (K20D/A* 200)

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The Pollinator (K20D/A* 200)
Mar 15, 2011

Each year in late spring our bromeliad blooms for several weeks. When it does I set up a camera or two to try to catch them. That duty was first handled by the K10D. Then, when I got my K-7, I set up the K10D and K20D. Now that I have the K-5, the K-7 will take the place of the K10D. With a faster frame rate, hopefully I'll get more hummingbird shots, and with my new (to me) A* 200/f2.8, hopefully they'll be better as well.

I was testing things out this past weekend, and when I saw this shot, taken Saturday (3/12), at first I thought we had a new bird visiting the feeder. Looking closer, that's pollen on her throat, not colorful feathers. Now I'm thinking it's our usual Anna, but she's either been visiting our hibiscus that now has a couple flowers, or she's been visiting other flowers in the neighborhood. Either way, she's been busy.

Anna's Hummingbird, 1/125 Sec
Camera: Pentax K20D
Lens: Pentax SMC-A* 200mm f2.8
Aperture: f8, ISO: 400

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