Baby Hummingbirds (video)

A mom and her two baby hummingbirds in a nest in Loreto Bay. Shot with a Canon EOS 60D DSLR camera and 18-200mm lens.

Loreto Bay nature video
Spotted along the pathways of Loreto Bay
Loreto Bay nature video
Spotted along the pathways of Loreto Bay

I shot this short video with a Canon EOS 60D here in Loreto Bay, Baja California Sur. These are freshly hatched, amazingly tiny baby hummingbirds resting in a nest. Mom makes a cameo too.

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Probably not quite ready for National Geographic or Discovery Channel, but fun to capture these beautiful creatures, establishing themselves comfortably along the pathways in the Agua Viva neighborhood.

This is a rough cut. I hope to get more footage of the little guys moving about. Also, I can’t wait to return to the i7/Adobe Premiere Pro rig back at the office. On the road I use iMovie on a 2010 MBP 13, and it’s extremely painful- slow, kludgy.

Soon I might turn this all into a mini-series. You can also see my other DSLR nature shorts: spider, mantis, eggs.

This year pathways emerged, and even landscaping. Walking the villages here now has a wonderful, even partially European feeling. And birds are enjoying the trees, and protection from the Baja sun. Every morning they are singing their hearts out; come to think of it, so are the local workers. When you’re in Mexico it seems everyone loves to sing.

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    Very Cool________ the Canon EOS makes the video look so surreal – gracias!