Ruby-throated Hummingbird B

Different view.

Ruby-throated Hummingbird A

Over the next several weeks I'll be uploading photos mainly to organize the images to catagories for the website. There will be several of the same species being uploaded, so I thank you in advance for any "Likes" and "Favorites", but I also understand if you get tired of seeing the same birds. Once the website is complete, I'll make a note that the grouping is finished and the photos will be available to view in a group. Thanks for your patience and support, Fred.

Wings

The last ruby-throated for a while.

Helper

The little lady was zipping around my head catching gnats that were attracted to me. I was able to image one shot as she was hoovering in front of me prior to making another circle around my head. I feel I'm posting too many hummingbird images, but I have thousands in the catalog and people seem to enjoy viewing them. The other option is to turn my page into hummingbirds only! Was planning another hummer shoot today, but since I shoot natural light images, with a little fill flash, the light doesn't allow for a shoot today. Maybe later this week.

Ruby-throated

One more.

Ruby-throated Hummer

Haven't posted a hummer in a bit, so here you go.

Another Hummer

Yea, I know, another hummer! There are so many I hate just letting them sit on the drive.

Female Ruby-throated

Up close.

Ruby-throated Puffball

Trying to look bigger than it really is.

Air Brakes

Stopping quickly.

Head On

Certainly not a classic pose, but I attempt this image every time I have the opportunity to photo hummingbirds. Considering the short depth of field of the lens, this is the best out of thousands of attempts. Most of the time I never have the eye in focus.

Tiny Chicken?

Hummingbird or chicken? Sometimes they get in some weird positions.

Hummer Tuesday

I gave everyone a break on Monday with no hummingbird image. Here I go again, at some point (when they migrate) I'll shoot something else.

Hover

Stopped in mid-air and watched another hummingbird until it decided to give chase.

Sunday's Hummingbird

Right now I'm photographing these guys every day. If anyone gets tired of seeing them take heart as they will be gone soon.

Autumn Rain

Hummer in the rain, notice the raindrop on her bill.

Another Juvie

Nice backstroke on the wings.

Blurred Wings

I had a request for a hummingbird image with blurred wings, here you go!

Poser

This little one decided to pose for me.

Beauty on Wing

Another angle.

Wings Back

Female Ruby-throated Hummingbird with the wings back.

Female Ruby Throated-Hummingbird

One of the first images from Alabama.

Double Hummers

So far this is the closest I've come to two clear hummingbirds in an image.

Zoom

Zooming in on a sugar kick.

Serenity

It's been a while since I've even touched the photo gear, just too busy with work. Looking forward to shooting some new stuff in the next few weeks.

Big Bill

A good look at the bill on a Purple-throated Carib hummingbird.

Chin Feathers

I think this is the only hummingbird photo I've taken that has the feathers standing straight up below the beak.

Open Wide

A favorite perch for these birds. Can always find a few in this area.

First Hummer of 2014

My time is very limited for photos right now. But, I was able to devote a couple of hours today chasing hummingbirds.

Sweetness

Last hummingbird of the year. Hopefully a new shoot will happen on Jan. 1.

Beauty

Too many hummingbird images to choose from to just show one. Since I don't have time to shoot at the moment I'm uploading a few images per day from the files just to become active again.

Purple-throated Carib Hummingbird

Antillean Crested Hummingbird

Hummer

I know, another one. I'm starting to think I should spend all of my photo time chasing the different hummingbirds available. Which is not really a bad idea since I love photographing them.

The Foot

Not the greatest angle, but I really like the way the foot and claws appear.

Show Off

Posing for the camera.

Iridescence

Beautiful iridescent plumage.

One More Look

One more from the last hummingbird shoot.

Glider

Looks like she is gliding into the flower.

Female Antillean Mango Hummingbird

Been a long time since I've had an opportunity to shoot. Took a little time recently, so enjoy.

Hummingbird Closeup

Very close image of an Antillean Mango hummingbird. I stacked three extension tubes along with a 1.4TC onto my 600 and moved in close to get this image.

Sweet Little Hummer

Nothing is more fun than spending a few hours trying to capture images of the fast moving little buggers.

Backside

A nice view of this hummingbird, complete with decent view of the eye.

Out Of Here

Pardon my error, but I had multiple versions of this photo and had uploaded one that wasn't finished touching up some background spots. Let's try again.

Spread Your Wings

Spread your wings and fly away to a special place.

Antillean Mango

Antillean Mango Hummingbird

Ruby-throated Hummingbird D

Another look.

Antillean Mango

After getting a new, real, display I'm finding I need to rework every image I've worked on in the past. This is one of the reworks.

Ruby Tongue

Nectar tongue.

Antillean Crested Hummingbird

This little one wouldn't cooperate for flight shots today, maybe tomorrow.

Copper rumped Hummingbird

Being very small in size this bird makes up for the size by being extremely aggressive. Often dominating other hummingbirds and much larger species. Range is Venezuela, Trinidad and Tobago.

Rest Time

White-crested Emerald taking a needed rest from feeding.

White-necked Jacobin II

Tough light, but more of a classic hummingbird flight shot.

Evolution?

So weird I had to post! Appears to be an extra leg growing out from under the wing. Or an alien busting out of it's chest.

White-necked Jacobin Flight

Downloading the compact flash cards, first image I see!

Long billed Starthroat

Another Trinidad, W.I. hummingbird.

White Chested Emerald

Another hummingbird from Trinidad, W.I.

White-necked Jacobin Flight

Probably the best flight shot I have of these birds, at the moment. No matter where I moved I couldn't get a different angle to shoot. When I would move, so would the bird.

Male Blue-necked Jacobin

Zig and zag, catch them wherever you can.

Blur

Sometimes wing blur turns out good.

Black throated Mango

So many great hummers!

Ruby-topaz

I can't get enough of these little beauties.

Black-throated Mango

Natural light beauty.

Nectar Belly

Most everyone has heard of a "beer belly". But, what about a nectar belly?

Immature Black-throated Mango

Lots of young birds hanging around the area.

Preening

A Copper-rumped hummingbird doing some grooming.

Ruby-topaz Hummingbird Portrait

These tiny beauties stole the show and were too beautiful to ignore.

Ruby-topaz Hummingbird

Quick afternoon shoot after work today.

Ruby-topaz Perched

Beautiful hummingbird perched out of the rain.

Got Ya

A young Copper-rumped hummingbird with it's mature color that I've been after for some flight shots for several days.

Different

Photographing hummingbirds from the back is producing some interesting results.

Catching The Light

Another look at a female black-throated mango hummingbird from Trinidad.

Perched Ruby-topaz Hummingbird

Trinidad, West Indies has an abundance of beautiful hummingbirds. The ruby-topaz is one of my favorites.

Another Jacobin

Adult male, white-necked jacobin hummingbird.

Green-throated Carib

A hummer from Puerto Rico.

Immature White-necked Jacobin

A young male.

Humming

Going about it's daily work of finding nectar.

Female Black-throated Mango

Nice adult female.

Great Jacobin

White-necked Jacobin hummingbird.

Mature Copper-rumped Hummingbird

A mature beautiful hummingbird.

Today's Hummingbird

Is a juvenile Black-throated Mango.

A Little Tongue

Relatively speaking that's a long tongue.

Little Ruby

Ruby-topaz hummingbird.

Look At Me

The local show off!

Bully

A younger bird that would take on any other bird and chase them out of the area.

Greeting The Day

Hitting the morning sun rays.

White-necked Jacobin Hummingbird

Not many opportunities for this species at the location I have been at.

Female Tufted Coquette

The past few weeks has been hectic, working during the week, shoot every morning, afternoon and all weekend. This marks the end of my stay in an area in Trinidad that allows me to photograph, i have another few days here but will be in a different area and focused on a work project. My goal when I came was to photograph this tiny hummingbird and I finally achieved taking a few images in the final minutes prior to loosing light in the area. While I was hoping for a male, I'm extremely satisfied to not only see the bird but to get a few shots. Thanks to everyone that have viewed, commented and liked my other images from Trinidad. Over the coming weeks I'll continue to post some images from the trip as I have time to go through the catalog completely.

Zig & Zag

Catch me if you can... A tiny beautiful hummingbird that moves at what seems like light speed.

Copper-rumped

Guarding the flowers from invaders.