Hummingbird Flight

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    A hummingbird in flight.

    Hummingbirds are not the easiest bird in the world to get a good shot of. The tend to be really, really fast (as you can imagine) and don't always stay in one place. Catching one in flight, then, is a little bit harder.

    This lovely bird, however, was caught in flight. As he was approaching a feeder he began to pull up; it was at this moment in time my opportunity came about, and I was not shy. As it turned out, I had been sitting there, waiting, waiting, waiting for the longest time before this shot came about. But, really, is there any better way to spend an afternoon watching hummingbirds do their thing?

    blaker367, djgr, stella_dolce, and 8 other people added this photo to their favorites.

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    1. AJ Wright 57 months ago | reply

      Fantastic capture!

    2. ifringe (david) 57 months ago | reply

      Thank you! It took a wee bit of patience, but the result is more than worth it!

    3. djgr 57 months ago | reply

      g'day david...back again...stunning shot!

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    4. J Bespoy Photography 57 months ago | reply

      Great capture, wonderful details on this very beautiful hummingbird!

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    5. ifringe (david) 57 months ago | reply

      Thank you very much!

    6. irinsmith 56 months ago | reply

      Hi, I'm an admin for a group called Birds of the Southwest US, and we'd love to have this added to the group!

      Gorgeous Male Anna's hummingbird. Love the wings in hover mode.

    7. firmbegody 55 months ago | reply

      Wow, this is a great shot. I've never gotten a humming bird shot.

    8. ikons98 52 months ago | reply

      My hat goes off to all hummingbird photographers. Has to be VERY tricky to nab em. Very nice.

    9. catforh 52 months ago | reply

      fantastic !!!

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