Archilochus colubris

This topic contains 17 replies, has 9 voices, and was last updated by  Rob Eyers 1 week, 4 days ago.

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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

    Craig
    Participant

    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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