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Feathered Dancer by Wolf Read

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During a warm, humid afternoon, a female Rufous Hummingbird (Selasphorus rufus ) flits among numerous red blossoms at the UBC Botanical Garden. Given the heat, this bird spent much time perched on stems in the shade, trying to stay cool. Only occasionally did she take wing and seek sweet floral nourishment under a glaring sun.

Canon 60D
Canon EF 300mm 1:4 L IS USM
1/1600s, f / 5.6, -0.3 EV, ISO 250

UBC Botanical Garden, Vancouver, BC
05 Aug 2012

Featured in Beautiful BC on 12 Aug 2012.

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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  • lgraham
    lgrahamover 2 years ago

    August 12, 2012

  • Thank you much, lgraham, for the feature. It is very much appreciated.

    – Wolf Read

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