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The Ruby Throated Hummingbird is an amazing aerodynamically perfect creation of nature. They can fly forwards, backwards, side to side, hover in one spot and even fly upside down. This young female, identified by her clear white throat feathers, has come to a sudden stop in mid air, they use their fanned tail feathers to come to very quick stops. This was taken at our home here in Southeast Missouri.

Nikon D40X with Nikkor 300mm VR lens on manual focus

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  • lorilee
    lorileeover 2 years ago

    She’s beautiful . . . like an angel!! :o)

  • Thank you Lori, I quite agree

    – barnsis

  • Magaret Meintjes
    Magaret Meintjesover 2 years ago


    Brilliant!
    Sept 15

  • Thank you

    – barnsis

  • Tim Denny
    Tim Dennyover 2 years ago

    Great shot with very nice background

  • Thank you Tim

    – barnsis

  • AndreaEL
    AndreaELover 2 years ago

    What an amazing capture… perfectly captured Byron… beautiful and a fave for me.

  • Thank you Andrea

    – barnsis

  • JDL15
    JDL15over 2 years ago

    wonderful capture
    you have capture of these birds off to a fine art now. Well done

  • Thank you, they are a challenge to take in flight but the good ones are worth the many throw away images

    – barnsis

  • M.S. Photography/Art
    M.S. Photograp...over 2 years ago

    Super capture!

  • Thank you

    – barnsis

  • Guendalyn
    Guendalynover 2 years ago

    very very lovely !!!!

  • Thank you

    – barnsis

  • Cynthia Broomfield
    Cynthia Broomf...over 2 years ago

    Awesome capture, she is so beautiful!!

  • Thank you

    – barnsis

  • Pamela Phelps
    Pamela Phelpsover 2 years ago

    Lovely shot, just incredible!

  • Thank you Sis

    – barnsis

  • Samohsong
    Samohsongover 2 years ago

    Wonderful capture Byron! I am so glad you are being blessed by our wonderful hummingbirds of America! ~Sam

  • Thank you Sam, They are starting to thin out but still a bunch of them here.

    – barnsis

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