|Copyright: jessica balderas (jessbalderas)
|Date Taken: 2003-09-05|
|Camera: Nikon Coolpix 5700|
|More Photo Info: [view]|
|Photo Version: Original Version|
|Date Submitted: 2007-10-24 2:55|
|[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note|
|Hummingbirds are small birds in the family Trochilidae, native only to the Americas. They are known for their ability to hover in mid-air by rapidly flapping their wings, 15–80 times per second (depending on the species). Capable of sustained hovering, the hummingbird has the ability to fly deliberately backwards (this is the only group of birds able to do so) or vertically, and to maintain position while drinking nectar or eating tiny arthropods from flower blossoms. They are named for the characteristic hum made by their wings.|
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What a little beauty!
Fabulous color and luminosity.
I love these little birds and miss them now that they've left for the winter. I'm already eager for their return. :)
Aerodynamic, but looks like a jewel !
It's a pity it wasn't in flight, but even taking a rest, you're lucky to have shot him. The background ones are difficult to see... but this makes a mystery background, and it's not bad !
Thanks for sharing,