Rufous Hummingbird Male

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First Rufous Male hummingbird to arrive at our patio this spring.
He had just fed at the nectar feeder and was approaching the water bubble to bathe.
He was facing away from me, so unfortunately his brilliant iridescent throat/gorget feathers are not showing red/gold here.


alandrapal - Apr 10, 2008 05:29 AM EDT
hi Janice, yep, that's the fountain again : ) I'll have to put some different props up, to change things a bit. Problem is, all the fountain stuff is heavy to move around. Thanks for the nice comments.
sparkle1103 - Apr 09, 2008 11:55 PM EDT
Hmm is that Alandras fountain and what a great shot of the birds anticipation to land on the bubble to bath
alandrapal - Apr 08, 2008 06:03 AM EDT
thankyou again everyone, for the nice comments, - Anne, Jas, Chriss and Carol. It is exciting to see these little birds again. To be honest, I didn't capture all the images I could have got, as was enjoying watching him thru' the lens, once he was in the water, and was hoping he'd turn around to face me, but he didn't. However, I did get quite a few pics, and hopefully there will be more opportunities, altho we didn't see him today, as we went out, so weren't here when he came by for his evening bathing session :)
lorraine - Apr 07, 2008 04:06 PM EDT
very pretty, lovely capture.
chriss35 - Apr 07, 2008 01:56 PM EDT
WOW!! And you have him in flight, stunning photo just love it.:)
Jas - Apr 07, 2008 09:15 AM EDT
He is still beautiful even though you didn't get the angle you wanted. A great motion shot of his wings beating; the whole image lovely and clear. :)
shutterbug - Apr 07, 2008 05:54 AM EDT
Great capture of the beautiful Hummer! Carol

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