A Ruby Throated Hummingbird hovers momentarily before taking another drink of nectar from my backyard feeder. Photographed in Clarence-Rockland (yard), Ontario, Canada. Canon EOS 7D, 400mm f5.6L USM, 580 EX II flash @ -1 1/3 fc, tripod, patience.


ruby throated hummingbird, spring, canon eos 7d, 580 ex ii

Spending time in the outdoors has always been a passion of mine. Most of my subject matter is avian but I will readily spend hours photographing almost anything else in the natural world. Currently I live near a small town, Rockland, just east of Ottawa. I work in Ottawa and so most of my photography is done in eastern Ontario. Thank you for dropping by and enjoy.

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  • Ted Busby
    Ted Busbyover 3 years ago

    Love the stop motion of the wings…Now that’s fast!

    One of the “Very” best I have seen!

  • Ted, your too kind – thanks, buddy :)

    – Bill McMullen

  • shortshooter-Al
    shortshooter-Alover 3 years ago

    Shutter speed – about a millionth of a second. LOL. Great shot Bill.

  • LOL, thanks Al!

    – Bill McMullen

  • naturalnomad
    naturalnomadover 3 years ago

    Brilliant capture!

  • Thank you :)

    – Bill McMullen

  • Daniel  Parent
    Daniel Parentover 3 years ago

    Wonderfully captured Bill

  • Thanks very much, Dan!

    – Bill McMullen

  • SilentFalls
    SilentFallsover 3 years ago

    Wow, amazing capture!! :)

  • Thanks very much!

    – Bill McMullen

  • SofaKingWeird
    SofaKingWeirdover 3 years ago

    WOW!!! Awesome shot, I love it.

  • Thank you, Troy!

    – Bill McMullen

  • AnnDixon
    AnnDixonover 3 years ago

  • Thanks for having it!

    – Bill McMullen

  • walela
    walelaover 3 years ago

    A beautiful walela! Walela means hummingbird in the Cherokee Indian language.

  • Thank you and thanks for teaching me something new.

    – Bill McMullen

  • Rodney55
    Rodney55over 3 years ago


  • Thanks a million :)

    – Bill McMullen

  • Sue Ratcliffe
    Sue Ratcliffeover 3 years ago

    Congratulations! Featured May 28 2011. Great image!!!!

  • Thank you for the feature, Sue.

    – Bill McMullen

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