Ruby-throated Hummingbird

Posted by paul fletcher on Sat Oct 01, 2022 7:44 pm

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TAMRON 150-600mm
F 7.1 @ 1/800
ISO 1250 

Focal length 309 mm 

Despite being covered with a great many flowers during the summer,
the Hummingbirds are somewhat indifferent to this Trumpet Vine, although on occasion, one like this one ( juvenile female- I believe),
will feed there. I can't recall any Hummingbird images that I have taken in the past showing the tongue in flight, however it was just luck to capture that moment- but perhaps it adds something different, to the photo.

Province of Ontario, Canada, image - late July.
Thanks to everyone for viewing
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by david fletcher on Sun Oct 02, 2022 3:53 am
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How cool is this. Perfect timing Paul.
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by peter makuch on Sun Oct 02, 2022 7:00 am
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taken the way you like to capture hummingbird's and well presented PAUL.

by Axel Hildebrandt on Sun Oct 02, 2022 8:26 am
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Great to see the tongue so well and good-looking youngster.
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by Gene Gwin on Sun Oct 02, 2022 8:53 am
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Paul, Good job nabbing this one. I don't photograph Hummers, but I have heard that people will fill the trumpet vine flower with sugar water to draw the Hummers to a specific location?

by himadri roy on Mon Oct 03, 2022 3:29 am
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Axel Hildebrandt wrote:
Great to see the tongue so well and good-looking youngster.

+1. Fantastic image.

by Carol Clarke on Mon Oct 03, 2022 4:33 am
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Beautiful timing to catch that fully extended nectaring tongue, Paul!

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