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Ruby Throated Hummingbird

Posted by
Elaine Hancock (Olney, United States) on 12 August 2019 in Animal & Insect.

The males display the red ring on their neck. Hummingbirds can be very aggressive this time of year as they try to bulk up to get ready for their migration south. They will fight other birds at the hummingbird feeder and try to stab each other with their long beaks.

"There are moments when time stands still. You hope it will wait for you."
Dorothea Lange

© Copyright 2020 Elaine Hancock, All Rights Reserved

Martine Girard from France

Superbe prise, j'aime son long bec effilé.

12 Aug 2019 5:15am

Ralf Kesper from Fröndenberg, Germany

A pretty little one!

12 Aug 2019 5:19am

Pascale MD from Occitanie, France

Superbe ce Colibri. Magiques en vol, mais j'aime aussi les voir posés.
Bonne journée Elaine

12 Aug 2019 6:17am

Ronnie 2¢ from Atlantic Shores, United Kingdom

A lovely clean study . . and, yes, that beak looks dangerous !

12 Aug 2019 6:24am

jpla from St Barthélémy, France

Bravo pour cette jolie prise

12 Aug 2019 7:23am

grouser from Ludlow, United Kingdom

Well documented and captured. Survival of the fittest then

12 Aug 2019 9:10am

Ana Lúcia from Leiria, Portugal

Quite an excellent shot.

12 Aug 2019 9:14am

MEC from Setúbal, Portugal

What a wonderful image !!! So beautiful.

12 Aug 2019 9:41am

Devi from Chennai, India

Beautiful image and wonderful framing!
A rather alarming information..phew !! That beak scares me !!!!

12 Aug 2019 10:03am

Libouton Martine from Bousval, Belgium

Un superbe oiseau !

12 Aug 2019 10:16am

Shaun from Massachusetts, United States

A fabulous capture of this Hummingbird. Excellent color. 5*

12 Aug 2019 11:00am

Rose from United States

Wow, wonderful capture. I seldom see them still even a minute.

12 Aug 2019 12:32pm

Ruthiebear from Titusville, NJ, United States

WOW! How did you manage to get him sitting still??? Gorgeous close up!

12 Aug 2019 1:01pm

véronique cherpantier from SAUVETERRE DE GUYENNE, France

tres jolie prise, bravo

12 Aug 2019 3:06pm

Nicou from Sion, Switzerland

Quel bec noir et tout pointu fin quel rendu sur le plumage superbe
Belle soirée

12 Aug 2019 4:22pm

Willem from Noord-Scharwoude, Netherlands

Wow a beauty, bird and photo.

12 Aug 2019 5:03pm

sherri from Little Rock, Arkansas, United States

so beautifully composed

12 Aug 2019 5:39pm

Steven from Chicagoland, United States

Wow!! Incredible clarity captured in this hummingbird! The lighting is perfect! Spotlight worthy! 5*****

12 Aug 2019 6:01pm

❀ Anna from Mother earth, Netherlands

Beautiful portrait of this beautiful bird, Elaine !!!

12 Aug 2019 8:02pm

Mhelene from Villiers-sur-Marne, France

Wow...Splendid image !

12 Aug 2019 8:10pm

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

A gorgeous portrait of this handsome fellow. When we were in Sedona a few years ago, the place we stayed had hummingbird feeders. A big male would sit at the top of a pine tree nearby and chase away the other birds that came to feed.

12 Aug 2019 8:25pm

@Steve Rice: That is what is happening at my feeder and this is the bully chasing the others away. I read up about it and the article suggested to buy another hummingbird feeder because he can't guard both of them.

Harry from Apex, NC, United States

a lovely shot of this colorful male , with the fine green base and clear blue sky (or backdrop).

12 Aug 2019 11:11pm

B. Thomas from Arlington, Texas, United States

Very cool shot of this tiny bully. Yes, two feeders will frustrate him.

13 Aug 2019 2:17am