Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Hum, hum, hum!

Before finishing up my remaining two posts of "Underneath Spanish Moss", I would like to share with you my all time favorite, Ruby-throated Hummingbird! If you follow my posts, you probably already know hummingbird was the bird that brought me into the wonderful world of birding. Hummer is also the bird that inspires me to start writing WingsSpirit and motivates me to learn photography to preserve avian's beauty.

Male Ruby-throated Hummingbird ...click image to enlarge.

Photograph hummingbird is challenging. Females and immature are tame and they easily become accustomed to human presence and they even come to your handheld feeder, unfortunately, they are not as colorful. Male is much smaller than the female. They are glittering, beautiful and very alert. Their iridescent red gorget (throat) might appear as black under poor light condition. I got so many pictures of portrait and profile, but my aim was to get a male hummer with both wings wide open and his ruby throat shinning under the sun. After so many dissatisfied shots, finally I got this male dancing in front of my lens. I hope you enjoy this hovering hummer and maybe you can help me to find their nest, which is something I can not wait to snap :) -- Happy Humming! -- Linda  

Visit my other hummingbird posts here:
1. Amazing Hummingbird : Do you know their heart beats can go up to 1,200 beats per minute during high speed chasing? If you don't, check out this post and it includes fun facts and a short video I made especially for my beloved hummer :)
2. Ruby-throated Hummingbird : In this post I talked about how important the nectar corridors for them during migration and what flowers to grow in your garden to welcome these beautiful tiny angels :)
3. Meet my first hummer  : this title tells you everything ...


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  1. Looks like it it posing to you!! Amazing capture, Linda! :)

  2. Thanks Pekka! It's not the best shot but I have no complain :) As you chase treasure, I chase hummers. Working on some technical issues so hopefully I can get another pose, you will see it!


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