Ruby-throated Hummingbird ( Female )

Posted by paul fletcher on Mon Jul 25, 2022 9:17 pm

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CANON 400 f 5.6 L
F 7.1 @ 1/800
ISO 1000

This female was approaching a Salvia plant, although very often the hummingbirds would not feed, but would approach and then fly off.
They can be unpredictable in their feeding behaviour, with other plant species as well, from my obsevations, so everyday can be different.  

Province of Ontario, Canada, image - June.
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by gregc on Mon Jul 25, 2022 9:28 pm
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Nice composition, and good use of shutter speed with the hummer.

by Gavin Falck on Tue Jul 26, 2022 12:01 am
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I like the way the slight blurriness of the wings suggests their movement while the rest of the bird is pin sharp. Great image.

by david fletcher on Tue Jul 26, 2022 1:55 am
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Good use of wing blur Paul. Lovely image.
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by Carol Clarke on Tue Jul 26, 2022 3:50 am
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Gavin Falck wrote:
I like the way the slight blurriness of the wings suggests their movement while the rest of the bird is pin sharp.  Great image.

I agree!  Beautifully done Paul!

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by mun1shk on Wed Jul 27, 2022 3:29 am
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Beautifully composed. Love the way you used the shutter speed to control the motion of the wings. Anything slower would have blurred and faster could have frozen. Superb

by Karl Egressy on Wed Jul 27, 2022 1:08 pm
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Lovely composition, Paul.

by Axel Hildebrandt on Thu Jul 28, 2022 12:25 pm
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Great pose, angle and the blossoms add to it.
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