Black-chinned Hummingbird to brighten a dreary winter day

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Black-chinned Hummingbird and Rocky Mountain Bee PlantBlack-chinned Hummingbird and Rocky Mountain Bee Plant – Nikon D300, f5.6, 1/2000, ISO 640, Nikkor 200-400mm VR with 1.4x TC at 400mm, natural light, not baited

The opposite of cold, gray, windy and rainy is summertime in my mind so I thought that today I would post some thing from a warmer, brighter and calmer day and what could be more summery than a Black-chinned Hummingbird feeding on Rocky Mountain Bee Plant?

This image transports me back to August of last year on Antelope Island when the hummingbirds were migrating through. Blue skies, nice light, a slight breeze and warm temps. Ah.

Mia

11 Comments

  1. humming bird lover February 10, 2014 at 12:08 pm

    Hi! Love this photo! Great work always. Keep up the good work!

  2. Lois Bryan February 9, 2014 at 3:58 pm

    So beautifully done … I really like the results your aperture achieved … the focus is on exactly the right bits. And he sure is a pretty little guy with the seeming gold coins all over his tiny feathers!!!

  3. Nicole February 9, 2014 at 1:05 pm

    absolutely amazing!!! I love hummers….

  4. Elephant's Child February 9, 2014 at 12:46 pm

    Simply beautiful. Thank you for this image of a gentler season than either of us are enduring at the moment.

  5. Patty Chadwick February 9, 2014 at 1:31 pm

    My dreary day is definitely brighter! What a beautiful capture!!! An iridescent jewel in flight….and, as usual, perfect composition! LOVE it!

  6. Jane Chesebrough February 9, 2014 at 10:31 am

    They truly are effervescent.

  7. Bob Bushell February 9, 2014 at 9:35 am

    Absolutely gorgeous, it’s with feather were shining.

  8. Ilze Long February 9, 2014 at 9:08 am

    lovely!

  9. Eileen February 9, 2014 at 6:47 am

    Mia, this is a gorgeous shot of the hummingbird.

  10. Nancy February 9, 2014 at 6:46 am

    Beautiful! Start the countdown!

  11. Montanagirl February 9, 2014 at 6:56 am

    Prize-winning photo!

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