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This female Ruby-throated Hummingbird visited my flowers in front of the window every summer-day. Captured in Lac-des-Plages, Quebec, Canada.
Camera Nikon D600, 1/2500 sec at f/5.6, focal lenght 300 mm, ISO-1800, lens AF-S Nikkor 28-300 mm. Raw file processed in Lightroom 5.

Hummingbirds (Colibri) are among the smallest of birds, measuring in the 7.5–13 cm (3–5 in) range, some species can weigh less than a penny. They hover in mid-air by rapidly flapping their wings 12–80 times per second. They are known as hummingbirds because of the humming sound created by their beating wings, which sometimes sounds like bees or other insects. To conserve energy while they sleep or when food is scarce, they have the ability to go into a hibernation-like state where their metabolic rate is slowed to 1/15th of its normal rate. They can fly at speeds exceeding 54 km/h (34 mph); they are also the only group of birds with the ability to fly backwards. They migrate from Canada south in fall to spend the winter in Mexico or Central America.

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Comments

  • naturelover
    natureloverover 1 year ago

    Superb capture Jola x

  • Thank you so much Pauline :-)

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  • leonie7
    leonie7over 1 year ago

    WELL DONE

  • Thank you for the feature Leoni :-)

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  • Noel Elliot
    Noel Elliotover 1 year ago

    Wonderful image Jola… Great use of DOF

  • Thank you Noel :-)

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  • AnnDixon
    AnnDixonover 1 year ago

    Natures Paintbrush Group
    Beautiful Work
    .

  • Thank you for the warm welcome Ann :-)

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  • Bette Devine
    Bette Devineover 1 year ago

    Lovely shot, Jola!

  • Thank you for your comment Bette :-)

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  • ctheworld
    ctheworldover 1 year ago

  • Thank you for the feature :-)

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  • TeresaB
    TeresaBover 1 year ago

    December 3, 2013

    Beautiful work!

  • Thank you for the feature Teresa :-)

    – Jola Martysz

  • kalaryder
    kalaryderover 1 year ago

    04/12/2013

  • Thank you very much for the feature Kala :-)

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  • jessiejoe
    jessiejoeover 1 year ago

    well captured

  • Thank you for the feature :-)

    – Jola Martysz

  • RGHunt
    RGHuntover 1 year ago

    04 DECEMBER 2013 == WONDERS OF BEAUTY

  • Thanks for the feature :-)

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