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A little texture enhancing closeup of my pet Sulcata tortoise and his natural defenses and power digging tools!

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A blue belly lizard giving just a peek of its pretty blue underside.

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A long billed curlew finds itself a little early morning sand crab meal along the shores of Oxnard beach Ca.

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My favorite of the little hummers who visit the backyard feeder is this little fella which, if I’m not mistaken, is a Costa’s hummingbird, due to the iridescent purples and extensions of his throat feathers past the neckline. I have spent some good long hours laying in wait to get some decent captures of these particular birds as they are small and very fast and require the right angles to capture their ruby or purple colorings. Being restricted to manual focus only is another challenge i face when snapping away at these little hummers. These shots were taken at  300mm iso200 1/500sec exposure at f5.6 Hope you all enjoy! 🙂SAMSUNG CSC SAMSUNG CSC SAMSUNG CSC SAMSUNG CSC

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So this is the other little hummer that was sharing time at the feeder the other day. I happened to catch one shot of the little fella in mid blink and always wonder why it’s usually a bad thing when people do it on camera but, makes for interesting or adorable kind of moments when animals do.

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I just love these richly colored hummingbirds and the purple on this little ones throat and head were dazzling!

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Laying out on the yard pavers, this little blue belly seemed to have little fear of my presence while trying to warm up to the days sunshine. This little fella even closed its eyes several times as either to suggest deep relaxation or, maybe it felt that my presence was a horrible nightmare and if it closed its eyes long enough and reopened them i would eventually disappear from sight! 🙂

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Saw this little fella in the backyard in a broken down wheel barrow and just couldn’t resist getting a shot!

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A little close up into the eye of my pet bearded dragon.

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A pair of Turkey vultures which circled over me during my hike at Lake Elizabeth Ca.