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A Close Up of A Male Ruby Throated Hummingbird by barnsis

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The ruby colored throat feathers of the male are very odd in that they show up different depending on the angle of the shot and the lighting. Sometimes the color appears to be black and then other times only partially ruby colored. This one is a good close up that shows the real color and the details of the feathers.

This image shows how sometimes the ruby colored neck show up as Black.

Taken at our home in Southeast Missouri, USA.

Nikon D40X with Nikon 300mm VR lens on manual focus ~ 1/500s ~ Focal length 180mm ~ f5.3 ~ ISO 400

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  • LauraBroussard
    LauraBroussardover 3 years ago

    Oh my goodness !!!
    You captured the iridescence so perfectly.
    Fave !!!!!!

  • Thank you Laura, it is rare to get a good full throat shot like this. Just a little shift and the ruby turns balck.

    – barnsis

  • lorilee
    lorileeover 3 years ago


  • Thank you

    – barnsis

  • Sean Jansen
    Sean Jansenover 3 years ago

    Gorgeous capture Byron…..looks awesome and fantastic detail !!

  • Thank you Sean!

    – barnsis

  • WhiteDove Studio kj gordon
    WhiteDove Stud...over 3 years ago

    Now that’s a fast shutter you have there brah’
    That’s a money shot.

  • 2.9 frames per second and I shoot on continuous so this one is probably the one keeper out of 10 shots of the same bird ☺

    – barnsis

  • BCallahan
    BCallahanover 3 years ago

    That is one dang beautiful shot, bro!!! the details are fantastic….. and the colors are outstanding!!! i would be happy with the two pictures you posted, if I had taken 20000 pictures!!! they are wonderful, bro! hugs!

  • Thank you Sis, just a little turn of the head or body and the ruby color goes from full to partial or to black, rare to get a full ruby throat.

    – barnsis

  • Magaret Meintjes
    Magaret Meintjesover 3 years ago

    1 Image per day 2011/08/01!

  • Thank you

    – barnsis

  • Tracy66
  • Thank you Tracy, great way to start the new month. ☺

    – barnsis

  • Pamela Phelps
    Pamela Phelpsover 3 years ago

    Beautiful macro, great details in this image!

  • Thank you Sis

    – barnsis

  • Penny Odom
    Penny Odomover 3 years ago

    Congratulations on your feature!

  • Thank you very much

    – barnsis

  • MartinB
    MartinBover 3 years ago

    Congratulations on your feature, well done :)

  • Thank you Martin

    – barnsis

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