Photo of the Day: Hummingbird Elegance

by John Briggs on July 25, 2011

in Bird Photographs, Bird Photography Weekly, Blog

The elegance of a hummingbird is amazing and wonderful to watch. These “flying jewels” are endlessly fascinating because of their iridescent beauty, gracefulness and unique physical qualities. I never tire from watching these gems. Occasionally, I get the opportunity to study our Ruby-throated Hummingbirds up close and personal.

Bird Photography: Ruby-throated Hummingbird

I watched this male Ruby-throated Hummingbird preen while on a branch near our feeding station. He seemed completely oblivious to my presence as I was only three or four feet away. Lucky enough to have my camera in hand, I captured this photo of the hummingbird preening and it’s gorget and head showing its beautiful iridescent colors.

The following photo was taken with a Canon 7D and a Canon 400mm f/4 L IS lens. Simply click the thumbnail below for a full-sized view. ©2011 John Briggs Photography | All Rights Reserved

Male Ruby-throated Hummingbird preening

Male Ruby-throated Hummingbird preening

Happy birding!

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