Showdown

Posted by
Rick (Toronto, Canada) on 31 March 2018 in Animal & Insect and Portfolio.

They won't return to our bird-friendly elevated deck for another few months, but we miss them and their antics. These tiny Ruby-Throated Hummingbirds seem to claim the people who feed them as their own property, often hovering and staring, then "saying" something to us. I look forward to getting some great close-ups this year.

NIKON D7200 1/2000 second F/7.1 ISO 400 210 mm (35mm equiv.)

grouser from Ludlow, United Kingdom

That must have been an ultra fast shutter speed :) Wonderful little birds. The closest thing we have here is a rather rare (at least to me) moth that drinks nectar at dusk

31 Mar 2018 10:55am

Martine Libouton from Bousval, Belgium

Tres belle ta photo

31 Mar 2018 12:21pm

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

Those little guys are very territorial it seems. I once saw a fairly large male sit in a tree top guarding a number of hummingbird feeders. He would try to drive off any others approaching any of the feeders.

31 Mar 2018 6:06pm

omid from mashhad, Iran

:)
very nice shot!
Lovely!

31 Mar 2018 8:48pm

Elaine Hancock from Olney, United States

I look forward to them returning also! Beautiful silhouettes!

1 Apr 2018 12:42am

Gérard from Allauch, France

Congrats for this Spotlight Rick

1 Apr 2018 1:55pm

Elaine Hancock from Olney, United States

Congratulations on the Spotlight Rick!

1 Apr 2018 4:57pm

omid from mashhad, Iran

& Congratulations! :)

1 Apr 2018 7:11pm

Le Krop from Charenton-le-Pont, France

Superbissime. BRAVO. Toutes mes félicitations ... Je voudrais l'avoir faite ! :-)

1 Apr 2018 8:13pm

Jaya from Trieste, Italy

They deserved this spotlight ;-)

1 Apr 2018 10:33pm

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

Congratulations on the Spotlight!

2 Apr 2018 12:23am

Morris David Taub from Montpellier, France

showdown, or can i have this dance...nice composition, sweet encounter, and the silhouette works a treat...

2 Apr 2018 6:39am

Anna Cherer from LA ROCHELLE, France

Lovely details and capture ! Congratulations on the Spotlight Rick !

2 Apr 2018 7:10am

Rebecca from Oregon, United States

Good catch. They are so territorial. Congratulations.

2 Apr 2018 8:12am

Jean-Luc.M from Nancy et ailleurs, France

Superb capture !
Congratulations on the spotlight.

2 Apr 2018 1:21pm

Ruthiebear from Titusville, NJ, United States

Congratulations on your SPOTLIGHT!

2 Apr 2018 1:55pm

Gingko60 from Ici en France, France

Deux petites notes de musique, magnifique *****

2 Apr 2018 2:57pm

Mireille T. from Ribérac, France

Congratulations on your spotlight!

2 Apr 2018 4:04pm

k@ from Paris, France

They dialog so perfectly !

3 Apr 2018 11:57am

k@ from Paris, France

Ooh and congrats !

3 Apr 2018 11:57am

@k@: Thank you, Karine, and everyone else :-))

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a flutter of wings by Jaya