Hummingbirds can hover in mid-air by rapidly flapping their wings 12–90 times per second (depending on the species). They are also the only group of birds able to fly backwards. This female ruby-throated hummingbird was checking out a feeder hanging outside the local bar in Rockaway, NJ USA. I captured this beauty with my Nikon D3100 and the Nikon 70-300mm zoom lens.

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I’ve always appreciated nature, but I didn’t show interest in photography until digital started to come into it’s own. I had many cheap cameras over the years, but when I got the Nikon D3100 for my birthday last year, I really started to realize what photography was all about. I’ve had such a blast learning on the go over the past 10 months. I’ve gotten shots that I could have only dreamed of a year ago. I hope you all enjoy my photos, and by all means, BUY SOMETHING! =)

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  • Ray Clarke
    Ray Clarkeover 3 years ago

  • Larry Trupp
    Larry Truppover 3 years ago

    Very nice capture William…love the details

  • Thanks Larry. Glad to see the group is back open. =)

    – William Brennan

  • Barb Miller
    Barb Millerover 3 years ago

    Great shot! Hummers are not considered Songbirds.

  • Thanks Barb. Sorry. I had no idea. They were chirping away pretty good though. =)

    – William Brennan

  • Soegboob
    Soegboobover 3 years ago

  • Wolf Read
    Wolf Readover 3 years ago

    Nice catch, with a great pose, bokeh and catchlight. Did you see my shot (posted the same day)?

  • Thanks Wolf! I don’t think so, but I will check right now. =)

    – William Brennan

  • Konstantinos Arvanitopoulos
    Konstantinos A...over 3 years ago

    11 August 2011 – 1 image per day

  • shanghaiwu
    shanghaiwuover 3 years ago
  • Very cool! Thanks!! =)

    – William Brennan

  • Jenny1611
    Jenny1611over 3 years ago

    Fantastic image ! a fav for me

  • Thanks Jenny. =)

    – William Brennan

  • AndreaEL
    AndreaELover 3 years ago

    Many CONGRATULATIONS on your lovely feature, wonderful work.

  • AndreaEL
    AndreaELover 3 years ago

    CONGRATULATIONS, beautiful image…

  • Thanks so much Andrea!!! =)

    – William Brennan

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