Glittery Green Dart Probes a Plume of Blooms by Wolf Read

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Like an iridescent-green woodland sprite, a female Anna’s hummingbird hovers quietly among the blossoms of a cherry tree. The tiny avian sought the flowers’ abundant nectar. She drank from several blooms before darting off to other harvests.

Canon Rebel XSi (450D)
Canon EF 300mm 1:4 L IS USM
1/1000 sec, f / 5.6, -1/3 Stop, ISO 200

Tisdall Park, Vancouver, BC
22 Feb 2010

Featured in The Great Outdoors on 26 Apr 2010.

I am a natural historian and published author, illustrator and photographer. I also take photography commissions and have had a wonderful time with a recent project for the University of British Columbia Farm. Many thanks for visiting my little space here on RedBubble, and thank you also for your purchases—they are very much appreciated.

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  • dcsm98
    dcsm98over 4 years ago

  • Thank you very much for this third feature! Wow.

    – Wolf Read

  • Clive S
    Clive Sover 4 years ago

    Lovely shot. Congratulations on your feature.

  • Thank you much, Clive S.

    – Wolf Read

  • Digitalbcon
    Digitalbconover 4 years ago

    Wow!!! This is awesome!! What a perfectly timed and composed shot!!! Well done!!

  • Thank you much, Blair Wainman. I was out photographing House Finches in the cherry trees when this hummingbird arrived. It was nice unexpected encounter.

    – Wolf Read

  • Esperanza Gallego
    Esperanza Gallegoover 4 years ago

    Great capture :)

  • A belated thank you, Esperanza.

    – Wolf Read

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