Saturday, March 24, 2012

FLYday - Ruby Thoated Hummingbird

Ruby-throated hummingbird, female at impatiens. Phippsburg, Maine 2011

Flyday is an homage to what our feathered friends do best, fly.


  1. eileeninmd, thank you very much. I'm wondering if since we have had such a warm and ealy spring if they will show up sooner than years past. I'm hoping! I've already got the nectar feeders cleaned and ready.

  2. Beautiful!
    I can't for these little ones to make their way up to Ontario.

    M. C. S.
    March 24, 2012 04:17 PM

  3. What a great picture, Robin!!!
    March 24, 2012 04:45 PM

  4. Hi, just found your blog via Tammy's.Some fantastic pictures and an enjoyable read.If you get a spare moment perhaps you might like to view my blog. Best Wishes Phil.

  5. Algis Kemezys (OS)March 25, 2012 at 5:23 PM

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    Algis Kemezys
    March 25, 2012 05:32 AM

  6. When you can capture their expression, it's always a smile to see how they take what they are doing so seriously.
    March 25, 2012 08:55 AM

  7. Chicken Mãâàn (OS)March 25, 2012 at 5:25 PM


    Chicken Mãâàn
    March 25, 2012 09:08 AM

  8. My what a long beak he has, all the better to get the honey I know. Delightful image Robin.

  9. I love this. This would make a good mouse pad for the bird lovers.
    Rated with a Jali smile of course. :-)

    JALI 17
    March 26, 2012 06:11 PM

  10. Linnnn, chicken and Algis, thanks to you all for the views, rates and comments. I just love these little guys. We only have one kind here regularly in the summer and I can't hardly wait for them to arrive!

  11. Lovely image, Robin! My ornamental crab apple tree is showing some early leaves, but I wouldn't expect Ruby-throated Hummingbirds to come a whole month early. Make sure you take a photo if you see one this early and submit it to eBird for documentation.

  12. Hilke, ABSOLUTELY! I am a dedicated eBird poster, too. So, not to worry, if I see them, they go into Cornell's data base. But, if they showed up today, the poor little things would freeze in mid air. And, I don't mean photographically, either! :) I am hoping to see them very early this year, though. thanks for the view and comment.

  13. Jali, thank you. And I agree: great mouse pad. I have a mouse pad of my own bird images which I love.

  14. Magnificent photo, Brava!

    Pam Malone
    March 27, 2012 05:04 PM

  15. Great! I've tried and tried may be this year I'll get my shot.

    Yap Not
    March 28, 2012 07:25 AM

  16. I don't know how I missed this post. Beautiful!!! What lens did you use for this picture? Do you by any chance know what aperture and shutter speed you used for this picture?

    I Love Life
    March 28, 2012 08:55 AM