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This female shows how they use their tail as a brake when they wish to stop suddenly in mid air and hover or change directions. I really like this image because it shows the details of the Rachis and Veins of the tail feathers as well as the white tips of the tail feathers.

Nikon D40X with 300mm VR Nikon lens, hand held.

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animal, bird, hummingbird, flight, close up

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  • mikrin
    mikrinabout 4 years ago

    Beautiful capture!!

  • Thank you

    – barnsis

  • Ellen van Deelen
    Ellen van Deelenabout 4 years ago

    How sweet it looks! Excellent photo Byron!

  • Thank you Ellen

    – barnsis

  • Robin Webster
    Robin Websterabout 4 years ago

    This is awesome Byron! It is dancing in mid air! Beautiful!

  • Thank you Robin, I am getting ready to do a Hummingbird In Flight calendar.

    – barnsis

  • jesika
    jesikaabout 4 years ago

    Super action stop image, brilliant shot
    j

  • Thank you very much

    – barnsis

  • phil1950
    phil1950about 4 years ago

    Great shot, very nice timing, well done

  • Thank you

    – barnsis

  • salsbells69
    salsbells69about 4 years ago

    Fantastic shot Byron! I love the movement in the wings and the splayed tail. Great focus here!

  • Thank you Sal, they are not easy but if you take enough shots you get lucky with a few.

    – barnsis

  • Christopher  Ewing
    Christopher E...about 4 years ago

    wonderful control of your focus!! and awesome lighting, the comp is outstanding, outdid yourself on this one

  • Thank you very much

    – barnsis

  • stephaniek
    stephaniekabout 4 years ago

    awwww………………..she’s so cute………..nice capture!! ;-))

  • Thanks Steph.

    – barnsis

  • Dawn M. Becker
    Dawn M. Beckerabout 4 years ago

    Yes I do like your pose…you are so pretty!!! heehee great shot :-)

  • Thanks

    – barnsis

  • Dennis Jones - CameraView
    Dennis Jones -...about 4 years ago

    Love the fan tails…

  • Me to, the detail is very interesting to me.

    – barnsis

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