Saturday, August 20, 2011

Ruby-throated Hummingbirds

It's difficult to pick a favorite but of the hummingbird photos I have captured this one of a female visiting the canna lily bloom is my favorite.  If you haven't already visit my earlier posts from last week to see other captures of these diminutive birds in flight.

Unsuccessfully attempting to capture a mature male flashing his brilliant throat patch I did manage to photograph this immature male; note the two red spots of the birds throat.  As noted by fellow blogger Tom Dorsey the males throat patch can appear black one moment and a bright iridescent red the next.   


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9 comments:

Lois Evensen said...

Just wonderful captures. Love them!

Montanagirl said...

Fantastic photos! Love that last one.

PaWingers said...

Wow, that's something I've never seen before! At first I thought you shot at him with your BB gun. These are really amazing little birds and you captured them beautifully.

Ruth's Photo Blog said...

That little male is rather cute,with his first signs of being a man.

TexWisGirl said...

that first shot just shouts "JOY!" wonderful!!!

Chad Oneil Myers said...

The first one is my favorite, the second one is probably the best technically.

Both are rockin'.

Elaine said...

Beautiful!

Roan said...

These speedy little critters are not easy to capture. Beautiful!

Tatjana Parkacheva said...

Excellent and very nice photos.

Regards!