Under a late afternoon sun, a female Rufous Hummingbird glows iridescently as she flies among the deep blue Hibiscus flowers.
“Facts about Humming Birds”
-Hummingbirds can hover and fly backwards, up, down, sideways and upside-down.
-At speeds up to 90 wing beats per second, the birds fly with a characteristic buzz or hum.
-The needle-like bills of hummingbirds are unlike that of any other bird.
-The birds are friendly and inquisitive, and can be fed by hand.
-Hummers are readily attracted to home flower gardens and artificial nectar feeders.
-The iridescent brilliance reflected by their feathers can be spectacularly stunning.
" PHOTO INFORMATION"
Compilation of two photos. The Humming bird, including background is one with the Hibiscus flower being added. I chose the Hibiscus due to watching the Humming Birds hanging out in my Hibiscus bush, feeding on them as well as I believe feeding on insects on the flowers. I also added a little extra canvas space on the bottom to give the Hummingbird a little extra height!
Humming Bird taken on May 8/10 at 3:35pm on south east Vancouver Island, B.C., Canada.
Hibiscus flower taken on Sept 3/08.
Camera; Canon 40D
Lens; Canon EF 100-400 L USM IS lens.
Tripod; Manfrotto, including 498RC2 ball head.
Humming Bird taken at; 1/400’s, f/8, 400 mm, man wht bal 6050 kelvin, iso 800.
Subject distance; 2.1 meters ( 6.8 ft).
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