A male Rufous Hummingbird perches on a fine branch where he watches over what he has claimed as his territory.
Rufous Hummingbirds are extremely territorial at all times of the year and will not only chase away their own kind, but have been known to chase away other birds and mammals much larger then themselves.
The length of a Rufous Hummingbird is 7-9 cm
( 2.8-3.5 inches). They have a wingspan of 11 cm ( 4.3 inches) and they weigh a mere 2-5g ( 0.1-0.2 oz).
Taken on April 13/11 at 4:27pm on south east Vancouver Island, B.C., Canada.
Camera; Canon 7D
Lens; Canon 100-400 IS USM L lens.
Tripod; Manfrotto, including 498RC2 ball head.
Taken at; 1/640’s, at f/6.3, 400 mm, man wht bal, iso 800.
In Lightroom cropped in a little closer at same perspective.
Slight burning of brighter & medium bright areas along the edges. Sharpened in PhotoshopCS2 via lab mode, lightness channel, unsharpmask ( amount 35, radius 5, threshold 3).