Small Wonders Series - (#2)

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    This is the second image in a series of ruby-throated hummingbirds that I recently photographed at the Chicago Botanic Garden. I was originally going to make this the typical multi-shot set but I felt each photo was worthy of a stand-alone post and thus viewable in LARGE size.

    Ruby-throated Hummingbird (female)
    Archilochus colubris
    Chicago Botanic Garden
    Glencoe, IL


    Tech stuff: f/4 | 1/1250 | 300mm | ISO 250 | EV -1/3 | Handheld | Nikon D7000 | © Windows to Nature

    August 5, 2012

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    Merilee Phillips, PhotosByBrendon, and 1 other people added this photo to their favorites.

    1. Merilee Phillips 62 months ago | reply

      Stunning in large!

    2. Sun~Lover 62 months ago | reply

      Really neat perspective....she's really "digging" in to get all the nectar she can muster! Nice feather detail!

    3. Joan M 62 months ago | reply

      Awesome capture! I only brought my macro in the Gardens when I went - it was cloudy.

    4. MoodyGoat 62 months ago | reply

      Beautiful this size, but awesome in large. Such intricate feather detail - lovely color and dof (as always). Great work.

    5. TheNatureDude 62 months ago | reply

      Love the colors in this shot! The deep pink of the flower and the metalic green of the hummingbird compliment each other so well. Top notch photography my friend!

    6. PhotosByBrendon 62 months ago | reply

      Everything about this photo is beautiful! The light, the colors, the substance, everything!

    7. Anirban Sinha 80 62 months ago | reply

      Wow! Beautiful Shot!

    8. novasdtr 62 months ago | reply

      This is a Great Shot!
      The Buck of Excellence Award!
      canemount monarch
      Love of the Great Outdoors

    9. Larry W Brown 62 months ago | reply

      That's darn cool you captured it with its head down in the flower - awesome, John!

    10. Robin-Wilson 62 months ago | reply

      Great job on a difficult shot!

    11. Image Hunter 1 62 months ago | reply

      Great timing nice job!

    12. Jamie Felton Photo 62 months ago | reply

      Wow the detail is awesome!

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