Ruby Macro

 
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A close-up of a male Ruby throated hummingbird. Well, I finally got a decent head shot on a male hummer and just my luck. One out of a million chance, this one needed a shave. Thanks for viewing, Don

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Guest - Nov 10, 2006 06:48 PM EDT
beautiful shot don wonderful colours....ps happy birthday for the other day X
Guest - Nov 10, 2006 06:33 PM EDT
Brilliant shot,love the tilt of the head,like a pose. regards Vince
Guest - Aug 29, 2006 12:57 AM EDT
Thanks guys! gutzmore, it was shot in my backyard here in Ohio. Thanks again, Don
Guest - Aug 28, 2006 10:28 PM EDT
Nice bird. Where did you shoot it. What state or counrty?
Guest - Aug 11, 2006 02:08 AM EDT
Wow, what an amazing shot!! Just beautiful!!
Guest - Aug 08, 2006 08:08 AM EDT
Very nice shot.
Guest - Aug 07, 2006 07:07 PM EDT
WOW!! great shot,I'll be looking for more since you are hooked too.lol
Guest - Aug 07, 2006 03:41 PM EDT
Thank you all very much for the words of encouragement. Yes, I'm hooked on hummers Alandra, they are beautiful birds and so tiny. I'll have to try that unsharp mask Silverdeb, it's fun to experiment with these photos. Mary, that little tuft was driving me nuts, I just wanted to pluck it for him. That is what I meant by him needing a shave :-). Thanks again all, Don
Guest - Aug 07, 2006 01:28 PM EDT
Wonderful color and detail. Like the little fluffy tuft of white feathers on the neck under the beak.
Guest - Aug 07, 2006 08:24 AM EDT
Terrific job. So sharp and such detail in the feathers.
Guest - Aug 07, 2006 07:53 AM EDT
Beautiful photo of the Hummer, love how he shines,great shot. Carol
Guest - Aug 07, 2006 05:40 AM EDT
This one really stands out. The background blends well with spot on depth of field to get the eye and neck in focus, with the beak leading the way out to soft focus. The yellow flowers at left give a nice balance that doesn't compete with your main subject. A gentle touch of unsharp mask around the eye (selected on its own) would give it a piercing dramatic extra touch, if you wanted to experiment further.
Guest - Aug 07, 2006 02:26 AM EDT
good for you, Don! That's a great shot of the hummer! Beautiful iridescence on the feathers. Now you'll be "hooked" like the rest of us "hummer photographers", lol.

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