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Sweet Treat

Sweet Treat
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Copyright: Ron Warner (tuslaw) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2754 W: 282 N: 4931] (19883)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2007-07-04
Categories: Birds
Exposure: f/11, 1/1250 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2008-02-01 20:29
Viewed: 2839
Points: 12
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Captured this female Ruby Throated Hummingbird this summer as she was sipping from our feeder. For some strange reason we had a lot more hummingbirds this year then others in the past. Here in Ohio this is the only kind of hummingbird that I ever see at our feeders.
The males have a bright iridescent ruby red throat which seems to glow when in the bright sunlight.You can usually hear their distinctive tweeting sounds before you ever spot them perched in the trees in our backyard. They seem to be very territorial as they normally chase each other from the feeder before settling down for a drink.

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Hello Ron,
it's late and I only have time to mark your photo
Congratulations and well done..


Hello Ron,

This is a beautiful bird that you have captured. You are lucky that the feeder is being visited. Good vivid colors and plumage. Well done!


Hello Ron,

An excellent image! You really captured the look of this bird, the exposure is right on the money, beautiful color. Nice and sharp too. The only minor change I'd suggest trying next time is to try to get the plane of the subject parallel to the cameras plane of focus so that the bird will be in focus from the tip of its tail to the end of its bill. But that's nit-picking, as your photo is wonderful as-is!


Great capture!!! Wonderful details in the feathers. Its hard to get a photo of these guys being still. I have literally hundreds of hummingbirds photos and only a few are when the birds are perching. But they are amazing beautiful creatures!
Great shot!!!!!

Hello Ron,
This is the very closest image I have seen of any Hummingbird to date. The detail throughout the bird is perfect as I can see it, and the colors of this female are beautiful...
Incredible capture...

Once again, "National Geographic" eat your heart [email protected]!!

JGoff, Louisville, KY

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