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3rd Place in the Flying Hummingbirds Challenge in the A Vision of Flight Photography group

Featured in “High Quality Animal Images” February 2010
Featured in “Hummingbirds of the World” March 2010
Featured in “A Vision of Flight Photography” May 2011
Featured in “Amazing Wildlife” July 2011

A “call of nature” for a female Rufous Hummingbird feeding on nectar from a Buddleia flower.

Photographed in north Nanaimo, Vancouver Island BC Canada.

Canon 40D
1/2500sec f8 ISO 400
500mm lens + 1.4x converter

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  • Scott  d'Almeida
    Scott d'Almeidaalmost 5 years ago


  • Many thanks Scott!

    – Martin Smart

  • Jay Ryser
    Jay Ryseralmost 5 years ago

    Well, there ya go . . .

    neat image

  • Thanks very much Jay!

    – Martin Smart

  • Dave & Trena Puckett
    Dave & Trena P...almost 5 years ago

    perfect! absolutely amazing Martin!

  • Appreciate your comments Dave & Trena, thank you very much!

    – Martin Smart

  • Mark Robson
    Mark Robsonalmost 5 years ago

    This is just amazing Martin, well done :))

  • Thanks very much for your great comments Mark!

    – Martin Smart

  • Jon Lees
    Jon Leesalmost 5 years ago

    if you’ve got to go, you’ve got to go!! lovely picture Martin!

  • No sense in holding on unnecessarily Jon! Thanks very much for your comments!

    – Martin Smart

  • Eeva47
    Eeva47almost 5 years ago

    Lovely photo!

  • Thank you so much Eeva!

    – Martin Smart

  • PDPhoto
    PDPhotoalmost 5 years ago

    Brilliant capture Martin, perfect in everyway. Great timing and frozen wings, an instant favourite.

  • Many thanks for your great comments Paul, much appreciated!

    – Martin Smart

  • David Lewins
    David Lewinsalmost 5 years ago

    Excellent! Perfect timing Martin…multi-tasking humming birds!

  • Lol!!…..just a little light relief David!!! Thanks very much for your kind words!

    – Martin Smart

  • Marvin Collins
    Marvin Collinsalmost 5 years ago


  • Thanks very much Marvin!

    – Martin Smart

  • Carla Maloco
    Carla Malocoalmost 5 years ago

    Fantastic shot,so sharp and great detail.

  • Many thanks for your kind comments Carla, much appreciated!

    – Martin Smart

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