Ruby-throated Hummingbird ( Female)

Posted by paul fletcher on Sat Feb 24, 2024 9:26 pm

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CANON 100-500RF @ 300mm
F7.1 @ 1/1000
ISO 640
Natural light & background
Electronic first curtain shutter mode used- ( eliminates rolling shutter effect).

This image is from last summer- no hummingbirds here until early May.
The plant is a Lucifer plant, which only blooms for about two weeks in mid-summer, so quite a narrow time frame to try for images. It is always unpredictable as to when and if a hummingbird will appear at the plant, so on many days little success, but that's part of bird photography as we all know. 
I tried a wide crop here for something different, as the flowering plant(s), are quite important to the overall appeal of an in-flight hummingbird photograph, in my view.( I have a few other hummingbird images with different crops and poses, so they might be of interest to some viewers, in the near future).

Province of Ontario, Canada, image- late July, 2023.
Thanks to everyone for viewing
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by david fletcher on Sun Feb 25, 2024 4:50 am
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Beautiful done Paul. Lovely placement and colours.
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by Carol Clarke on Sun Feb 25, 2024 7:53 am
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I really like the wider view in this one Paul, the little hummer is perfectly placed. Beautifully done!

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by peter makuch on Sun Feb 25, 2024 8:05 am
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waiting period is sometimes the hardest but you got a good one to keep you going until they show-up, well presented PAUL.

by Axel Hildebrandt on Sun Feb 25, 2024 8:13 am
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Great eye contact and I like the flower, too.
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by Karl Egressy on Sun Feb 25, 2024 5:21 pm
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Lovely bird and flower, nice composition.

by gregc on Sun Feb 25, 2024 8:52 pm
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Very nice framing with all that flower, set off well against that bright green background.

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