Ruby-throated hummingbird at Sunset

Posted by paul fletcher on Fri Apr 09, 2021 9:29 pm

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Canon 400mm f 5.6L
f 5.6 @ 1/640
ISO 200

The hummingbirds usually feed in the evening,
( other times of the day as well ), up until it starts to 
become dark, although the light is generally not the 
best, as darkness begins, for photos. 
This individual was perched for a short time with still
some available light, so I took an image or two,
just to try something different.  
Certainly, hummingbird photos in proper light
showing their bright colours, and images of them in
flight, or at flowers, have the greatest appeal, 
but perhaps some viewers might enjoy this type of 
bird photography, as well.

Image taken in late August- Province of Ontario, Canada.

Thanks to all for your comments.
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by John Meade on Sat Apr 10, 2021 11:07 am
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What a unique image, Paul! Love the lighting and background. The pose is fabulous also.

by david fletcher on Sat Apr 10, 2021 11:59 am
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Good to see something different Paul. Very enjoyable and eye catching.
Make your life spectacular!

by Mary Brun on Sat Apr 10, 2021 12:31 pm
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Yes, I really like this different shot. A perfect shadow that turns the tips of the wings into fire.

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by Ron Day on Sat Apr 10, 2021 2:41 pm
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Paul, a lovely silhouette on a beautiful rose-colored background. The light passing through the red wing tip is a treat.

by ADKShooter on Sun Apr 11, 2021 9:58 am
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Very nice silhouette of a stretching hummingbird. A nice interesting departure from most hummingbird images.

by Amy Kay on Mon Apr 12, 2021 3:53 pm
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Very creative perspective and image!

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