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It was meaningful moment for me to see such a great male hummingbird singing in the air. Anna’s Hummingbird (Calypte anna) is a medium-sized hummingbird native to the west coast of North America. This bird was named after Anna Masséna, Duchess of Rivoli. Anna’s Hummingbird is 10 to 11 centimeters long. It has a bronze-green back, a pale grey chest and belly, and green flanks. Its bill is long, straight and slender. The adult male has an iridescent crimson-red crown and throat, and a dark, slightly forked tail. Anna’s is the only North American hummingbird species with a red crown. Females and juveniles have a green crown, a grey throat with some red markings, a grey chest and belly, and a dark, rounded tail with white tips on the outer feathers.
These birds feed on nectar from flowers using a long extendable tongue. They also consume small insects caught in flight. Anna’s Hummingbirds are eating flying insects. They aim for the flying insect, then open their beaks very wide. That technique has a greater success rate than trying to aim the end of a long beak at the insect.
While collecting nectar, they also assist in plant pollination. This species sometimes consumes tree sap

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Meeli Sonn is an freelance photographer based in Las Vegas, USA. Meeli specialises in producing high-quality images of our all kind natural world, capturing the beauty and mystery of nature, animals, birds, plants. It needs good eye. Meeli’s love of nature does not end with the landscape, as she aspires to photograph all things natural in his own unique way. Her big passion is macro world.

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  • Ray Clarke
    Ray Clarkeabout 2 years ago

  • – loiteke

  • Catherine Hamilton-Veal  ©
    Catherine Hami...about 2 years ago

    amazing capture dear Meeli.x

  • – loiteke

  • Pamela Phelps
    Pamela Phelpsabout 2 years ago

    What expression on that hummers face! Gorgeous capture!

  • – loiteke

  • Bunny Clarke
    Bunny Clarkeabout 2 years ago

    What a little beauty. Splendid capture.

  • – loiteke

  • Mui-Ling Teh
    Mui-Ling Tehabout 2 years ago

    Its wings and feet look so cute in this shot, and love the expression from that tilted head!

  • – loiteke

  • Wayne Wood
    Wayne Woodabout 2 years ago

    Congratulations on having your image selected for featuring in the group “The Birds”.

  • – loiteke

  • Daniel J. McCauley IV
    Daniel J. McCa...about 2 years ago

    Not an easy shot, excellent capture Meeli!

  • – loiteke

  • RosaCobos
    RosaCobosabout 2 years ago

    However you have done this shot..it like a miravle…Usually I have seen shots of hummingbirds, sipping nectar from a flower..with its fluttering miracle wings…but this one is like wishing to hit the Moon..it is incredibly clear in the expression and I love it.
    Rosa (Thanks for the information about this piece of Life..)

  • – loiteke

  • DionNelson
    DionNelsonabout 2 years ago

    Love him!!

  • – loiteke

  • kcy011
    kcy011about 2 years ago

    Wow what a great capture! Lovely pink colours! :)

  • – loiteke

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