Her Engine is Humming

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Heather Mellon

I miss seeing the rufous hummers at our feeder.. haven't seen one yet this year and that seems odd. This is a beautiful and excellent flight shot Harold.

Harold Fleming

Thank you,Heather! I am still waiting for a male to appear. It may be a sign of the times and is worrisome if there are many reports of no nesting.

Debra Plett

Fantastic focusing Harold, I like how the background colours mirror the colours of the hummingbird.

Harold Fleming

It so often happens, Debra; unplanned as this was, that the background mimics bird and even animal colours. I'm starting to understand that nature has designed life this way for them.

Jane LeBlanc

Great capture, Harold. They aren't an easy target.

Harold Fleming

Getting the camera to focus when they hover is a trick, Jane. You don't get much time.

Bernie Ewing

Excellent Harold - I have never been knowingly this close to a hummingbird. Great capture and at 1/2500 sec, the wings are still blurry.

Harold Fleming

I'm about eight feet away here, Bernie, sitting in a chair. Once they get used to you being there,they come and go quite freely. I've had them hover about two feet from me but I haven't had one land on me yet. I may have to sit there with my finger out.

You could hear the sound of her wings as this Rufous Hummingbird hovered in place close to me.
Taken By
Harold Fleming
Taken On
June 12, 2021
bird wildlife rufous hummingbird birds animal
  • Focal: 300
  • Lens Model: EF70-300mm f/4-5.6L IS USM
  • Shutter speed: 0.0004 sec
  • Aperture: f/ 5.6

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