FEATURED in Unlimited Quality on June 19/09! Many thanks to the hard working kind hosts of this group!
Also, I can’t thank the group hosts of The Birds for also so kindly featuring this photo on June 19/09!
I call this mature male Rufous Humming Bird the King over his territory, as he keeps busy warding off all other birds who dare to intrude on his territory to feed from the feeder in which he has claimed ownership over. He doesn’t believe in sharing! lol
Rufous Hummingbirds like all Humming Birds can fly amazingly fast, often darting with pinpoint maneuverability. They are pugnacious and tirelessly chase away other hummingbirds, even in placess they’re only visiting on migration. Like other hummers, they eat insects as well as nectar, taking them from spider webs or catching them in midair.
7–9 cm (2.8–3.5 in )
11 cm (4.3 in)
(2–5 g) 0.1–0.2 oz
About the same size as a Ruby-throated Hummingbird
When viewed in the larger size, this bird shows larger than in real life!
Taken on June 17/09 at 2:19pm
Shot in raw, aperture priority and adobe RGB col space
Downloaded into Lightroom and adjusted histogram. Sharpened only the eye. No cropping!
Camera; Canon 40D
Lens; Canon EF 100-400 f/4-5.6 IS USM L lens.
Tripod; Manfrotto,including joystick head
Shot at 1/640 at f/9, EV -0.43, 400 mm, custom white bal 5850 kelvin, iso 800.
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