Ruby-throated Hummingbird

Posted by paul fletcher on Sat Nov 13, 2021 10:03 pm

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Canon 90D
Canon 400 f 5.6 L
F 5.6 @ 1/640
ISO 2000

Hand held
Natural light

This is a female ruby-throated, feeding at Bee Balm wildflowers.
In most cases, the hummingbird(s) only spend a second or two
feeding at one flower before flying away, rarely going to any of the other ones that are also blooming.  A mirrorless camera with the
high frame rate, silent shutter, and the auto-focus tracking modes
that they have, would be an advantage for this type of photography,
I'm sure.  Regardless, it's always great to see and photograph
the hummingbirds, when they are here in the spring and summer.

Province of Ontario, Canada image- June, 2021.
Thanks to everyone for viewing
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by david fletcher on Sun Nov 14, 2021 2:55 am
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You seem to be doing perfectly fine with these hummers, Paul. Super shot. Large view a real treat.
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by Carol Clarke on Sun Nov 14, 2021 4:31 pm
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Another beauty in your lovely hummer series, Paul. You have some wonderful images of these tiny jewels.

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by Mary Brun on Mon Nov 15, 2021 5:02 am
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Really a remarkable shot, I love the side view of the hummingbird so framed by the flowers.

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by ADKShooter on Mon Nov 15, 2021 9:49 am
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My reaction was similar to Dave's.....you seem to be doing very well with your current equipment capturing very nice images of hummingbirds in natural light. Very nice framing of the hummingbird in this well composed shot.

by Cindy Marple on Mon Nov 15, 2021 2:00 pm
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Very pretty!

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