Hummingbird Zooming by

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unusual pose of the hummingbird zooming along, with both wings in the down position. Rufous female hummer on our front patio. We have 3 females visiting lately and they spend most of their time chasing each other away :)


whittler113 - Aug 12, 2008 10:37 AM EDT
WOW!! very nice shot.
alandrapal - Aug 04, 2008 08:21 AM EDT
yes, you're right Jas, about this one looking like a fighter jet :) They're acting very aggressively lately, and they fly right up high into the air, almost beak to beak, - it's a wonder they don't collide. We have 3 females here at present, haven't seen any of the red males for sometime. But these females spend much of their time chasing each other from the various flowers.
Jas - Aug 04, 2008 07:52 AM EDT
This one looks a bit like a fighter jet in battle! Great capture Alandra and good detail for a fast moving shot. :)
alandrapal - Aug 03, 2008 04:17 AM EDT
Hi Golda, yes, you're right about their steely expressions. Very determined. Thanks for the nice comments. Wish it had been a bit sharper, but it was moving very fast, as can be seen here.
golda - Aug 03, 2008 12:17 AM EDT
Alandra,these little wonders display such determination,with a very steely expression.Great shot.

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