Hummingbird, looks like a Bumble Bee :)

 
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hummingbird from a different view, atop the water droplets from fountain. Reminds me of a bumble bee here :) Note the little dash of bright red iridescence on it's throat in this shot. Don't know if its an immature male or female.
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Sue in Missouri - Apr 08, 2014 06:15 PM EDT
This very similar to what I think I saw today--much smaller than usual hummingbirds I get here, confused. At first wondered what I was seeing. Striped body, kind of tiger stripes, but beautiful rose color on back and wings. Zipped around just like hummingbird, same wing movement, long slender beak, but made me think of a moth or butterfly way it was colored. Any ideas?
Matt - Nov 04, 2010 07:21 AM EDT
I love this photo, so much so I keep coming back to it over and over again. I wish Australia had such a wonderful bird. Thank you very much. Take care.
Matt - Sep 27, 2010 07:37 AM EDT
I really enjoy this photo, could I ask what is your set up, camera, lens, shutter speed, all the like.
alandrapal - May 02, 2009 01:45 AM EDT
Hi Alex, many thanks. I hadn't realized this, thanks for letting me know. Am surprised actually.
Pinetree3 - May 02, 2009 12:55 AM EDT
Congratulations on being the most popular image on TLF.
alandrapal - Apr 25, 2009 12:53 AM EDT
hi again, Dee. many thanks. Am fascinated by the hummers and am always hoping to get the perfect shot. It becomes an addiction, as you probably know. Am looking forward to seeing your photos here too.
DeeMarie - Apr 24, 2009 08:09 PM EDT
This photo is really unique! I love your Hummingbird images. Dee
alandrapal - Feb 01, 2009 09:56 PM EDT
many thanks, Audra, glad you like it. It's good to see you here again, I haven't been stopping by for sometime either. How is your little girl?
Audfrogg - Jan 19, 2009 09:39 AM EDT
Well, I'm a bit late in noticing this one... I love this Alandra! You almost want to move out the way, the way he's headed straight at ya! Awesome shot.
alandrapal - Jan 07, 2008 07:50 PM EDT
thankyou for the info, Rufous from Calgary. We had what I believe to be an Anna's hummer here a couple weeks ago, - it stayed here for about 2 weeks, but we haven't seen it feeding here lately.
Guest - Jan 07, 2008 12:51 PM EDT
Nice image....FYI it's an adult Female Rufous Hummingbird
Guest - Aug 23, 2007 03:55 PM EDT
thanks very much, Karen. It's always fun hearing "which" picture people enjoy most. It is cute. I like the "intense" look on its face, lol. Am not sure how I captured that one :)
Guest - Aug 23, 2007 08:15 AM EDT
This is my favorite of your hummingbird pics. I thought I had left a comment...It is amazing how you captured all the action. Love it!!
Guest - Jul 10, 2007 03:50 PM EDT
many thanks also, S Davis, --glad you like it. Good to see you here again, seems awhile since we heard from you.
Guest - Jul 10, 2007 03:49 PM EDT
thanks dear Vicky for your encouragement always, much appreciated, as is your friendship. Alandra
Guest - Jul 10, 2007 03:16 PM EDT
Another great hummingbird shot, Alandra. I love the angle, it's fabulous!
Guest - Jul 10, 2007 02:30 PM EDT
Alandra - you never cease to totally amaze with your fantastic hummer images. This is a different look, and totally priceless. All the comments are great too. Vicki
Guest - Jul 09, 2007 02:39 PM EDT
thanks very much Mike and Don, am happy you like them. I still like your hummer shot best, Don, the one where she's pulling the "downy stuff" from the cattail/bullrushes.
Guest - Jul 09, 2007 09:52 AM EDT
Another great hummer water bubble capture Alandra! He/she does look like a little bumble bee :-). Very cute hummer! Don
Guest - Jul 09, 2007 09:28 AM EDT
am truly amazed at the quaility of your humming bird shots alandra ,and again you have not disappointed
Guest - Jul 08, 2007 05:32 AM EDT
thanks Carol, - you must be up early, and I haven't gone to bed yet, LOL. It is a different view of a hummer, and with the wing appearing wider, gives the impression of a bumble bee.
Guest - Jul 08, 2007 05:27 AM EDT
Cute little hummer, great the way hes flying right at you.Neat capture! Carol
Guest - Jul 08, 2007 05:16 AM EDT
thanks for all the nice comments, Beverly,Janice,Tania & Golda. Mad Bomber is a good name, as they do dive-bomb us sometimes lol
Guest - Jul 08, 2007 12:42 AM EDT
I think it looks like a bumble bee also. Great shot.
Guest - Jul 08, 2007 12:17 AM EDT
Another fantastic capture and so different to the others. I love your hummer photos
Guest - Jul 07, 2007 11:37 PM EDT
A very striking pose,and a wonderful shot!I love the water drops in suspended animation.
Guest - Jul 07, 2007 09:12 PM EDT
Nice capture - I would call him the Mad Bomber.
Guest - Jul 07, 2007 08:11 PM EDT
Hi Tam, thanks, - glad you could see what I meant :) good to seeya here. how are you and yours?
Guest - Jul 07, 2007 06:38 PM EDT
LOL yes it does look like a bumble bee and i will bet you sounds like one too LOL

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