Patience pays off

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Scott Reeve

Wonderful capture! I like the shadows that are cast against the bird's body and the slight ruffle of back feathers to indicate motion.

It took me almost 3 hours to capture this image of a Rufous hummingbird in flight. The contrast between the red plumage and the green foliage is very pleasing.
Taken By
David Heberlein
Taken On
October 2, 2023
bird hummingbird rufous selasphorus rufus flight animal leaf plant botany branch beak twig vegetation
  • Focal: 600
  • Lens Model: 150-600mm F5-6.3 DG OS HSM | Contemporary 015
  • Shutter speed: 0.0003125 sec
  • Aperture: f/ 8

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