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Mrs. Colubris...

Good morning everyone and Happy Feathery Friday. This past Monday I was able to visit Lacey Pond. The only time I've been able to get out in the field this week. Since it was mid-afternoon there wasn't a whole lot of activity of any kind and after an hour or so I decided to head home. That's when I came upon this female Ruby-throated Hummingbird (Archilochus colubris) feeding on thistle.


Unfortunately the sun was facing me and I didn't have time to adjust the camera settings as I knew the second she spotted me she would fly away. I just hoped for the best, fired away and got only four pics before she noticed me and left. Of the four, three turned out decent enough that I felt they were worthy to share here with you.


The flower is a bit over exposed, but it couldn't be helped. If I came upon her from the opposite direction and had a bit more time to make some camera setting adjustments I might have been able to avoid it. Maybe next time.


Thank you for stopping by...and I hope you have a truly nice day and most pleasant weekend.




ISO800, aperture f/8, exposure .001 seconds (1/750) focal length 300mm


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Taken on August 20, 2012