The Ruby-throated Hummingbird is eastern North America’s sole breeding hummingbird. They fly straight and fast but can stop instantly, hover, and adjust their position up, down, or backwards with exquisite control. They often visit hummingbird feeders and tube-shaped flowers and defend these food sources against others. You may also see them plucking tiny insects from the air or from spider webs. This little darling (a female) was very inquisitive and often turned to check me out between nectar breaks. I took this In Rockaway, NJ USA. I used the Nikon D3100 and the 70-300 mm zoom lens.

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ruby, hummingbird, bird, wildlife, nature

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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  • Briar Richard
    Briar Richardabout 3 years ago

    Holy smokes, Bill. That’s a briliant shot! The lighting is and clarity are just perfect!

  • Briar Richard
    Briar Richardabout 3 years ago

    …meant to say “lighting and clarity”, but you’re a smart guy and probably got the drift. : )

  • Thanks Briar. I got your drift. LOL. It was about high noon when I took this. Couldn’t ask for better lighting. =)

    – William Brennan

  • Larry Trupp
    Larry Truppabout 3 years ago

    Lovely work William

  • Thanks Larry. She was very curious and gave me more than a few good chances. I just wish I had more time to shoot that day.

    – William Brennan

  • Stormygirl
    Stormygirlabout 3 years ago

    Your beautiful image is being used for our challenge
    Don’t forget to enter

  • Very cool. I just entered. =)

    – William Brennan

  • Rocksygal52
    Rocksygal52about 3 years ago

    Just gorgeous, brilliant shot.

    Cheers Jude

  • Thanks again Jude. They are such a joy to watch. =)

    – William Brennan

  • shanghaiwu
    shanghaiwuabout 3 years ago
  • Thanks so much for the feature!! It’s an honor. =)

    – William Brennan

  • MuscularTeeth
    MuscularTeethabout 3 years ago

    awesome.

  • Thanks Teeth. Love the screen name. =)

    – William Brennan

  • robomeerkat
    robomeerkatabout 3 years ago

    Excellent. A shot to be proud of indeed.

  • Thanks a lot. These little guys aren’t easy to capture. =)

    – William Brennan

  • Magaret Meintjes
    Magaret Meintjesabout 3 years ago

    1 Image per day 2011/09/02

  • Constanza Caiceo
    Constanza Caiceoabout 3 years ago

    This is quite a perfect shoot, congrats on your amazing capture!

  • Thanks very much Constanza. =)

    – William Brennan

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