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Ruby-throated Hummingbird ( Female )


Posted by paul fletcher on Sat Jun 25, 2022 9:15 pm

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CANON 90D
CANON 400mm f5.6 L
F 5.6 @ 1/640
ISO 800

Handheld
Natural light

This hummingbird was feeding at a Columbine, which is a wildflower, and an early bloomer ( mid to end of May ). Some days the hummingbird(s) showed interest in these flowers, other times they would fly past, or look and then fly away. Regardless of their interest, they are only at the flowers for a few seconds, and of course no way of knowing when or if a hummingbird will appear.
Despite these conditions, it's always great to see them arrive in the spring.  

Province of Ontario, Canada, image- late May, 2022.

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by david fletcher on Sun Jun 26, 2022 3:26 am
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Super capture Paul. Tack sharp and crustal clear. (can even see the window reflection in its eye).
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by Carol Clarke on Sun Jun 26, 2022 7:17 am
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You caught this one nicely at the nectaring moment, Paul! The whirring wings tell us how hard it was working.

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by Todd Bauer on Sun Jun 26, 2022 11:13 am
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Very pretty,
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by peter makuch on Sun Jun 26, 2022 7:23 pm
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the wait and then you nailed the shot perfectly, a great presentation PAUL.
 

by gregc on Sun Jun 26, 2022 9:45 pm
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Good use of shutter speed to freeze the head and blur the wings.
 

by Axel Hildebrandt on Mon Jun 27, 2022 8:02 am
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Great pose and angle, the flower looks attractive, too.
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by Tusar Bhowmik on Mon Jun 27, 2022 12:04 pm
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A beautiful image.
 

by Karl Egressy on Mon Jun 27, 2022 9:00 pm
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Great image, excellent composition. I usually use 1/4000 s for Hummingbirds, if the light is good.
 

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