I was checking the wetland patch next to our driveway for warblers when this female Ruby-throated Hummingbird arrived to make her rounds through the patch of Jewelweed. She must fatten up for her journey south.
She works her wings like rotating rudders
Lift off! --- She'll probably be back tomorrow.
great shots of this little zoomer!ReplyDelete
Beautiful Hilke! Love the bird and love the setting! nice shots.ReplyDelete
Beautiful photographs, Hilke! I'm going to miss these little birds when they head south. I hope she's back tomorrow for you!ReplyDelete
Love the action Hilke!ReplyDelete
Wonderful captures Hilke, I love the jewelweed.ReplyDelete
I'm going to hate it when they leave my feeder. :)
I'm so jealous. I saw this very thing in a wetland near me...and didn't even get a single shot. Yours are super!ReplyDelete
Beautiful series on the hummers! The flight shots are very crisp!ReplyDelete
Great series of this wonderful little bird! :)ReplyDelete
Stunning close up images of the hummer!!! [and the flower is so pretty, I can see why it's attracted to the blossoms]ReplyDelete
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What a wonderful series of photos of the hummingbird. I have yet to get a decent hummingbird photo so I am really impressed.
Great hummingbirds Hilke -- and I am glad you're back (must be Spring!)...(Perhaps you've been posting for a little while and I just now caught up -- I'll go scroll back and see what I missed.)ReplyDelete
I never tire of seeing these hummers. Lovely photos.ReplyDelete
Wonderful hummingbirds photos, Hilke! I will be sorry to see them leave soon.ReplyDelete
Beautiful bird and great to see it among the flowers like that.ReplyDelete
OK, that does it - I'm going to have to book an air ticket to come and see these birds! Well, maybe!ReplyDelete
My heron is in the same genus as your Great Blue - so thats why they look similar!t
thanks for the visit to WBW - Stewart M
I just love hummingbird shots because I know how difficult they are to capture in all their beauty...what an amazing job you did here.ReplyDelete
Beautiful shots of that hummer working those flowers!ReplyDelete
I would love to see them in wild!ReplyDelete
How appropriate, a flying jewel at the jewelweed plant. Fabulous photographs of this beautiful hummingbird in-flight and sipping nectar! I will feel very sad when they leave. They are such a delight to observe. Terrific post!ReplyDelete
Love all the photos of the Hummingbird.ReplyDelete
Beautiful captures! Hummingbirds are difficult to photograph. Well done!ReplyDelete
Beautiful shots of the female Ruby-throated Hummer Hilke! The second shot with the tail spread is my fave!ReplyDelete
lovely, lovely, lovely~ReplyDelete
a lovelt set of images. No matter what species you see when confronted with a hummer its a very special momentReplyDelete
Beautiful set of pictures. it amazed me how small they were when i saw them in Panama, undertaking this big south-north migration might be terrible for them!
What a wonderful series of photos! I have a few hummingbirds (rufous and black-chinned) at my feeders still; they're always a treat to see. Thanks for sharing!ReplyDelete