The Beauty of the Hummer

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Explore May 11/09..Dropped..Ann's Hummingbird. View Large On Black for Detail The dive display of the Anna's Hummingbird lasts about 12 seconds, and the male may fly to a height of 40 m (131 feet) during the display. He starts by hovering two to four meters (6-13 feet) in front of the display object (hummingbird or person), and then climbs in a wavering fashion straight up. He plummets in a near-vertical dive from the top of the climb and ends with an explosive squeak within half a meter of the display object. He then makes a circular arc back to the point where he began. On sunny days the dives are oriented so that the sun is reflected from the iridescent throat and crown directly at the object of the dive. _MG_8589

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  1. shrikanthsy 98 months ago | reply

    This is Simply Awesome !!!

  2. Janet McGuire [deleted] 98 months ago | reply

    Beautiful picture

  3. fiftymm99 98 months ago | reply

    this is a tough one. difficult to captured without good control of the camera.
    High speed of 1600 with 2000 ISO. smart choice.

  4. ahmad zamzahuri abas 98 months ago | reply

    excellent shot!instant fave

  5. stargazer05766 98 months ago | reply

    Excellente` capture and enjoy reading your note..
    I forgot the settings for hummers am going to try your settings..

  6. Pedro Cavalcante 98 months ago | reply

    Fantastic!!

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  7. Rozanne Hakala 98 months ago | reply

    Gary -- this is as perfect a shot as I've ever seen. Everything about it is superb!

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  9. Chuck Cutler 97 months ago | reply

    Wonderful - great capture!

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    Excellent catch !!!
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  12. CHEW SENG KIM 97 months ago | reply

    Very, very interesting shot.

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