Archilochus colubris

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    • #416180
      Rob Eyers
      Participant

      Ruby Throated Hummingbird.

      It’s been a while since I’ve posted. This summer is a blur. These are from my  wife’s feeder.

    • #416181
      Rob Eyers
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    • #416201
      John Thompson
      Moderator

      Well done Rob!  Very nice.  Sharp and almost posing.

      • #416229
        Rob Eyers
        Participant

        Thanks John. They are quite used to us being around so they tend to sit for a few minutes and drink.

    • #416202
      Anonymous

      Humming Birds (or as I like to call them, Buzz Birds) are always a great subject. Well captured. We mostly have the “Anna’s” birds here in Phoenix, they look similar, but are smaller. Too Hot* for me to be out right now but latter this fall. 😉

      • #416230
        Rob Eyers
        Participant

        It’s been hot here in the great white north too Craig. I’ll have to look up Anna’s birds. These guys are about 3 inches (7-9 cm) tall.

    • #416216
      Erik Fransman
      Participant

      Rob, I like the first one best. No ST but I would perfer a tad dodging of the head and eye. Good shot.

      • #416232
        Rob Eyers
        Participant

        I prefer the first as well Erik. The second just shows the throat colour more. I would process the first further but the ISO was necessarily high. Any more dodging and the noise becomes horrible. Maybe I’ll set up a flash so I can reduce the ISO on a future effort.

    • #416222
      Dahlia Ambrose
      Keymaster

      Rob, this is amazing. I love the rich colours as well 🙂

    • #416231
      Kent DuFault
      Participant

      Beautiful! Love the first one!

      • #416234
        Rob Eyers
        Participant

        Thanks Kent. The first has issues but I know what needs to be done so as always…a work in progress.

    • #416247
      P71
      Participant

      Can only say i love your photography skills and when i come away from viewing i’m always feeling inspired , Great share Rob thanks.

      • #416305
        Rob Eyers
        Participant

        Thanks P71. You’re too kind. Much appreciated

    • #416252
      Robert Apple
      Moderator

      Nice Capture Rob, we don’t get too many here, at the old place in Colorado I remember counting 34 buzzing around my wife’s feeders one evening. She had over a dozen set up and filled them every day.

      • #416306
        Rob Eyers
        Participant

        Thanks Robert. A place we visited on the Bay of Fundy had many feeders out as well and the number of hummingbirds that were constantly around was amazing. We only get the Ruby Throat variety here. I’m thinking of adding some more feeders.

    • #416297
      JasenkaG
      Keymaster

      Such a stunning image and this bird seems to be a great model 🙂

      • #416307
        Rob Eyers
        Participant

        Thanks Jasenka. We’ve been seeing the females around a lot but this was the first male. He seemed to be more comfortable with sitting and posing for a while. I had a good 20 seconds to take his photo.

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