Buff-bellied Hummingbird
Amazilia yucatanenensis
The Buff-bellied Hummingbird (Amazilia yucatanenensis) is an attractive resident of Texas. Primarily Mexican in distribution, the species ranges into south Texas year round. During the fall and winter it sometimes wanders eastward along the Gulf of Mexico and has been recorded as far afield as Arkansas and Florida. The photos shown here were taken in April, 2000, in Kenedy Co., Texas with a Canon EOS3 and a Canon EF 300 F/2.8 lens and 2X extender and a flash on Fuji Velvia pushed one stop. A Bogen tripod was also used.
The Buff-bellied Hummingbird in the next five shots was in Edinburg, Hidalgo Co., Texas, in December, 2010. This bird preferred a perch that was somewhat difficult to work with since it was strongly backlighted, but with a flash I was able to somewhat ameliorate these conditions and get a few decent shots. These images were taken with a Canon EOS 1D Mark IV and an EF 500mm F/4 L IS lens and 580 flash.