Bathing Hummingbird, red/gold gorget

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male rufous hummingbird, bathing at our fountain, water droplet at tip of beak, -- in this one you get an idea of the golden red iridescence on the gorget as the light reflects from it.
Wish this little guy was not so elusive as his beauty is breathtaking and a source of wonder to me.


Guest - Sep 09, 2007 02:11 AM EDT
Hi Susan, well, it's not a shot that I'm esp proud of, clarity wise, but as you say, the colours are so varied and iridescent that I had to submit it.
Guest - Sep 08, 2007 10:45 PM EDT
Lovely shot, love the colourings in the feathers.
Guest - May 27, 2007 04:48 PM EDT
thanks very much May, for the nice comments. I hesitated to put these up, due to their not being that great, but hoped they'd be of interest to some listers. Am sorry about the dangerous drought there, -- wish we could share some of our unsettled weather down to you, - it keeps trying to be like late spring/early summer with some nice warm days, but then we go back to overcast and some rain too. Seems to be "one thing or the other", no happy medium, right.
Guest - May 27, 2007 03:34 PM EDT
How I envy your hummers. When I lived in Coos Bay, OR, we had so many varieties and the show went on all day long. We only have ruby throats here, and I have not seen any at all, though my feeder is up. We are in the vicegrip of a terrible, dangerous drought.
Guest - May 27, 2007 01:33 PM EDT
WOW!! nice shot,they seem to like your fountain.Ours don't go near the water.
Guest - May 27, 2007 03:06 AM EDT
thanks very much, Carol,Lorraine and Golda for the nice comments. Like I said, on the other images in this series, -realize they're not the best hummer shots, but thought that the unusual colour of the gorget was worth sharing. And like Golda mentioned, I did also notice the intense stare in his eye, -definitely watching me :)
Guest - May 26, 2007 08:54 PM EDT
What great intensity in the eye.These are wonderful shots Alandra.
Guest - May 26, 2007 08:52 PM EDT
Very pretty, hope he let you get a good shot soon
Guest - May 26, 2007 07:14 PM EDT
Very pretty Hummer! Carol

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