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Ruby-throated Hummingbird ( Adult Male )


Posted by paul fletcher on Sun Nov 06, 2022 9:24 pm

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I generally don't see the adult males as frequently as the adult females, but there was one at this location during the summer.
He was feeding at a Salvia plant, certainly the favourite flowering plant among many other types to choose from. If the angle is just right to the viewer, the gorget, ( throat ), can appear to glow, although generally, it shows as a dull reddish- black colour.
Quite an impressive show, when this occurs, however it only lasts a very short duration,when the light and angle change.

Province of Ontario, Canada, image - August.
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by gregc on Mon Nov 07, 2022 5:26 am
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Spectacular view of the gorget.
 

by david fletcher on Mon Nov 07, 2022 6:35 am
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Brilliant view to show it head on with that superbly coloured gorget, Paul.
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by peter makuch on Mon Nov 07, 2022 7:37 am
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that is a different look at the hummingbird angle here but it's very grainy on the left hand side of image PAUL.
 

by Axel Hildebrandt on Mon Nov 07, 2022 11:39 am
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Beautiful bird, the gorget looks as good as it gets.
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by Karl Egressy on Mon Nov 07, 2022 4:07 pm
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Great showing of the beautiful throat.
 

by Carol Clarke on Tue Nov 08, 2022 4:26 pm
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A click on this one and you can fully appreciate that glowing throat! Great angle and capture, Paul!

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