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BirderMadeleine

Calling all Hummer Lovers!

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Hey Everyone,

I thought it would be cool to post all of our hummingbird shots on this thread. Hummers are fun to photograph, and when you get a good shot, it's priceless! Share your hummingbird photographs with us! Here's a few of mine, taken last week. Female and Male Ruby-Throats:

Female Ruby-Throated Hummingbird 

 

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Matt:
AHY male Anna's

  Wow, that is one flexible bird. I love watching all the minor adjustments that birds have to make in order to land and make hairpin turns. It looks like you caught one of my favorite moments.

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I like the way this picture catches the twisting of the wing. I think it helps illustrate how the bird gets part of its lift off the 'upstroke' of its flapping.

 

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Here is my favorite ruby throat. My pictures cannot compare with all of the fantastic shots already posted but I am learning not only about identification but also how to take better pictures.

Many thanks to all who are so willing to share.

 

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lonestranger:

One of my favorite hummer shots, taken back in the spring of 2008.

 

WOW. Incredible shot!

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Thx JI Bird Guy, I do enjoy my hummers.  Here is a friend of mine sitting on my wife's garden ballerina.

I think it is a second year male Anna's because the gorget corners haven't extended yet.  He let me get within 5' of him using a flash.  Both shots taken in succession.  I really enjoyed getting the crispness of the wing feathers which can distinguish the species.

 

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