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Rubythroated Hummingbird ( Immature Male )


Posted by paul fletcher on Thu Jan 07, 2021 7:53 pm

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Canon 70D
Canon 400mm f 5.6 L
1/640 @ f 6.3
ISO 1250

Hand held
Natural light
Natural background

At times, the hummingbirds stretch back their wings
and spread their tails, as this one is doing.
Image taken in September, not long before they
begin their winter migration south, to the tropics.

Mississauga, Ontario. (Canada). 

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by Ron Day on Thu Jan 07, 2021 11:39 pm
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Excellent timing to capture this interesting hummingbird behavior. The tail spread is sharp and beautiful. Well done, Paul.
 

by Tusar Bhowmik on Fri Jan 08, 2021 12:48 pm
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The tail spread is amazing. Nice shot.
 

by Mary Brun on Fri Jan 08, 2021 2:25 pm
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A unique pose for this hummingbird, incredibly detailed fan tail.
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by Carol Clarke on Fri Jan 08, 2021 2:52 pm
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A nicely timed capture of this stretching behaviour, Paul. It sounds like its getting prepared for the flight south and making sure everything is ready and in good condition for the forthcoming journey.

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by paul fletcher on Fri Jan 08, 2021 9:11 pm
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Ron Day wrote:
Excellent timing to capture this interesting hummingbird behavior. The tail spread is sharp and beautiful. Well done, Paul.


Thank you, Ron. 
 

by paul fletcher on Fri Jan 08, 2021 9:15 pm
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Tusar Bhowmik wrote:
The tail spread is amazing. Nice shot.

I appreciate your comments, Tusar. Always a bit of luck involved for some photos !
 

by paul fletcher on Fri Jan 08, 2021 9:29 pm
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Mary Brun wrote:
A unique pose for this hummingbird, incredibly detailed fan tail.
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The detail in the photo, for the most part, is from the Canon 400mm f 5.6 L lens; 
a lens Canon has made for many years ( 27 ) , not too expensive, and very light weight.
Considering all the newer lenses that are now available, it holds up in image quality,
very well compared to them. 
 

by paul fletcher on Fri Jan 08, 2021 9:50 pm
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Carol Clarke wrote:
A nicely timed capture of this stretching behaviour, Paul.  It sounds like its getting prepared for the flight south and making sure everything is ready and in good condition for the forthcoming journey. Carol.

Thank you for taking the time to view and comment on the photograph, Carol. 
 

by Karl Egressy on Sat Jan 09, 2021 8:30 pm
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Excellent stretching pose, lovely image.
 

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