A Black-chinned Hummingbird to brighten a dreary winter day

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.


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About Mia McPherson

I am a nature lover, wildlife watcher and a bird photographer. I first become serious about bird photography when I moved to Florida in 2004 and it wasn’t long before I was hooked (addicted is more like it). My move to the Salt Lake area of Utah was a great opportunity to continue observing their behavior and to pursue my passion for photographing birds.


  1. humming bird lover

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

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

  4. absolutely amazing!!! I love hummers….

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

  6. They truly are effervescent.

  7. Absolutely gorgeous, it’s with feather were shining.

  8. lovely!

  9. Mia, this is a gorgeous shot of the hummingbird.

  10. Beautiful! Start the countdown!

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