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Zyen in Awe of the American Flag
My grandfather waiting patiently on a bench
A hawk in flight seen while visiting Bear River State Park in Evanston, Wy
Rudy at Home
Placing Flags for Memorial Day
Monumental Blossoms
De Euromast
Through the Fog
Sunrise Above the Capital
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A photo of a Carolina Wren taken while walking in the Bog Garden
Caught in the Moonlit City Sky
Early  morning sunrise.
the rock
ocean run
rabbbit in the park.
Walking in Reedy Park Sc
Early morning walk in woodward park ca
waiting for train to pass
Honor and Remember
Fire Portal
HDR Falls
Lochaven Falls
13th Annual Smithsonian.com Photo Contest
Caught in the Moonlit City Sky

I embarked upon a conservation effort in Los Angeles, within the cluttered city commotion and during a 4 year drought. With the idea of keeping our pollinators nourished, I devoted a small area of garden to feeders, nesting, and water options. This image is one of the steadily increasing types of hummingbirds who have found a quiet and dependable refuge in my apartment's small Hummingbird Haven. Even as I write this the roar of lawn mowers, and consistent hammering and demolition noise from construction consumes the area and yet the hummingbirds zip in and out seemingly unaffected. She smiles at the moon and rushes to obtain her fill of food one last time before hunkering down for the night.

TAGS: California, Flying, Hummingbird, Nature, United States, Wildlife

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La, California, United States of America
Member since 2015
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© Kisa Brannen.
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Image Source: digital
Date Taken: 05.2015
Total Views: 65
Filed Under: Natural World
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Date Uploaded: May 20, 2015, 2:45 p.m.
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Camera Model: NIKON D40
Focal Length: 55mm
Shutter Speed: 1/125
Aperture: f5.6
ISO: ISO200
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