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Ruby-Throated Hummingbird by Rosemary Sobiera


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502 Views, January 8, 2014

Featured in The Birds Group, July 29, 2012
Featured in The Beginners Corner Group, August 21, 2012

Canon EOS Rebel T2i
F/4 1/60 sec. ISO-400 Focal length 60 mm.
Cropped, sized and signed in Photoshop Elements 9
This little fellow loves the sweetness I put out for him outside my home near Baden, Ontario, Canada.
The adult male, shown in the photo, has a ruby red throat patch, also known as a gorget which may appear black in some lighting, and a dark forked tail. The female has a dark rounded tail with white tips and generally no throat patch, though she may sometimes have a light or whitish throat patch. The male is smaller than the female, and has a slightly shorter beak. from Wikipedia.


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Born and raised in Kitchener, Ontario, Canada. Married with 3 daughters, 3 grandsons and 4 granddaughters. Retired elementary school teacher and travel consultant. Celebrated 50th wedding anniversary in 2012!

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  • Vickie Emms
    Vickie Emmsover 2 years ago

    This is beautiful Rosemary.
    Please give us a location for Canadiana group, thanks

  • Sorry, Vickie! My error. Thanks for the prompt! :) Glad you like it! :)

    – Rosemary Sobiera

  • Maria  Moro
    Maria Moroover 2 years ago
    • 27th July 2012
  • Thanks, Maria. Hope to see more of you soon! :)

    – Rosemary Sobiera

  • Cynthia Broomfield
    Cynthia Broomf...over 2 years ago

    Awesome Capture Rosemary, one of my favorite animals to try and capture!! Well done:)

  • Thanks, Cynthia! Glad you like this! Hope to see you again soon! :)

    – Rosemary Sobiera

  • aprilann
    aprilannover 2 years ago

    Congratulations on having your image selected to be featured in the group “The Birds”.

    Great job!
    co-host – April

  • Thank you so much, April Ann! It has been a long dry spell! I was afraid that everyone disappeared after the RB changes! Very nice to receive this honour! :)

    – Rosemary Sobiera

  • Peter Doré
    Peter Doréover 2 years ago

  • Thanks, Peter. Hope to see more of you soon! :)

    – Rosemary Sobiera

  • Margaret Stanton
    Margaret Stantonover 2 years ago

    Precious, so beautiful. Instant fave.

  • Thank you so much, Margaret! Sorry for the late response. I have been away. Really nice to come home to your comment! :)

    – Rosemary Sobiera

  • Cynthia Broomfield
    Cynthia Broomf...over 2 years ago

    Wonderful Capture

  • Yea!!! Thanks so much, Cynthia! I really appreciate this! :)

    – Rosemary Sobiera

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