Rufous Hummingbird Bathing

 
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Rufous hummingbird bathing at our front patio waterway. This little fella has been so elusive, - he veers off, away from landing at the feeder, if he sees me at the window, - so am very pleased to have finally captured a photo of him! Especially one with his beautiful golden/red thoat feathers (gorget) displayed like this.

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Guest - Aug 14, 2006 06:24 PM EDT
thanks very much Anne, am happy you enjoy these so much. This little fella was very elusive, compared to the females, but I finally captured a few images of him. Haven't seen him around here for sometime tho'.
Guest - Aug 14, 2006 01:07 PM EDT
This is rare to see a hummingbird just sitting there. Such a beautiful little bird gives you a special lift for your day.
Guest - May 30, 2006 07:49 PM EDT
thanks very much, Carol, am glad your hummers are back there now also : ) so entertaining (and challenging to get the pics of : )
Guest - May 29, 2006 06:43 PM EDT
Great closeup, very pretty color. Carol
Guest - May 29, 2006 04:31 PM EDT
many thanks Alex and Mary in Kent. Am quite happy about finally "capturing" this little fellow. He was moving his wings, which is why they arent as clear as rest of photo.
Guest - May 29, 2006 03:20 PM EDT
An amazing close up. The colours and that eye. Wonderful capture Alandra.
Guest - May 29, 2006 12:07 PM EDT
WOPW!! what a great capture and a pretty hummer.
Guest - May 28, 2006 11:24 PM EDT
thanks Fella, - I know, re the big ones : ) - it gets addictive, right, - hubby asked me if I wanted to go get some eagle and heron shots today, but I wanted to go see if the owls were around. no luck. Not sure where they've gone to, but it might be something to do with the eagle nest in that owl area. Look forward to seeing your latest eagle shots
Guest - May 28, 2006 10:53 PM EDT
great capture there hard to get a decent one plus these guys dont like sit still for very long ..good one ..been out chasin the big ones
Guest - May 28, 2006 08:03 PM EDT
thanks very much, Mary in Pa and Beverly. glad you like it. It's hard to capture them with their gorgets showing the iridescence. Quite often it shows up as "black" if the lighting doesnt reflect just right.
Guest - May 28, 2006 07:49 PM EDT
Good capture and exposure. The catchlight in his eye helps make the picture.
Guest - May 28, 2006 07:31 PM EDT
Gorgeous capture. Glad you were able to photo him. The colors are just beautiful.

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