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Ruby-throated Hummingbird

Orlando, Florida



My winter resident Ruby-throated Hummingbird was kind enough to pose for me earlier this year. I submitted this image in our local Wild Birds Unlimited photo contest. The contest requires that the the image show both a bird and a product that you can buy from the store. The contest winners are chosen by a popularity contest as customers come into the store throughout the month.


This image won second place, and while I would have loved to have made first place, my friend Paul Hueber won that prize with his Painted Bunting image. I'm losing track of how many years he's beaten me! It's hard to compete against a male Painted Bunting. Congratulations, Paul!


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Taken on February 19, 2012