Yesterday while doing chores around the house I noticed a Ruby-throated Hummingbird feeding at a Day Lilly. The sighting reminded me that I did not have any good hummingbird photos in my archives that really pleased me. Since I had the majority of the afternoon free I decided to attempt to remedy my image deficit.
Good Hummingbird images taken at a well placed feeder are certainly nothing to be sneezed at but with my goal of capturing wildlife in a natural setting I had no choice but to attempt to capture the hummers feeding on flowers.
The following images are a few of the better shots from the afternoon's photo shoot.
Note the hummers clear tongue extended into the flower
In a later post I will give the details on the setup that produced these outstanding results but for now enjoy the tiny but magnificent acrobat of the sky, the Ruby-throated Hummingbird.