Hummingbird- Beak deep inside flower, feet on stem

 
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hummingbird sitting on branch with his beak deep inside Crocosmia "Lucifer" flower, front patio, Canada Day 2005.
Love the feet gripping the flower stem!

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Guest - Jul 10, 2005 01:57 PM EDT
thankyou Susan, happy you and your friend like these : ) the plant is doing very well this year, it has grown quite large over the years
Guest - Jul 07, 2005 03:33 AM EDT
This is a great picture and the colour of the plant is beautiful.
Guest - Jul 05, 2005 10:02 PM EDT
thanks Mary. yes, think this is a young one, it was much "tamer" than they usually are, plus the red gorget (throat) iridescent feathers were not that "full", as can be seen on some other shots I got that day. the throat spots can be seen in this one, just appearing as darker spots (not shining red). Some are quite pale on the undersides, and it also depends on how the light reflects off their iridescent feathers too. This was taken in late afternoon, early evening, dull day, plus there's a bit of an overhang of a shrub above the crocosmia plant, creating more shade, so this would account also for the paleness. Its back had quite a pretty green iridescence, as you can see in the shot "doing the side stroke" and the "detail" of that one. not sure if you've seen those yet. The Rufous hummers are much darker coloured, as their name suggests, not sure which type this is
Guest - Jul 05, 2005 09:31 PM EDT
Very nice capture Alandra. Is that the true color of the Hummingbird?
Guest - Jul 05, 2005 04:09 PM EDT
thanks Carol, am really happy with these, and happy you "guys" like them also : ) kindof unusual shot of a hummer, right.
Guest - Jul 05, 2005 04:05 PM EDT
Alandra this is really awesome!!! Carol
Guest - Jul 05, 2005 03:59 PM EDT
thanks Alex, glad you're enjoying these : ) it was such a great chance that day, Canada Day.
Guest - Jul 05, 2005 03:54 PM EDT
WOW!!! that is so cool,GREAT SHOT.

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