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Ruby-throated Hummingbird

Ruby-throated Hummingbird
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Copyright: Ron Warner (tuslaw) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2754 W: 282 N: 4931] (19883)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2011-05-18
Categories: Birds
Camera: Canon 5D Mark11
Exposure: f/5.0, 1/500 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
Theme(s): CeltickRanger's favorite bird in-flight photos [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2011-11-25 23:31
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[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
The Ruby-throated is the only species of hummingbirds we have here in Ohio. This is a male and is the first to return each spring to establish territories around nectar rich flowers.

Both male and female are very protective of their territorial range and will not hesitate to chase off intruders. They will at times dive bomb their advisories in a display of aerial antics that would make even the best of aircraft pilots envious.

This is a photo of a male who was one of our earliest visitors this spring. I love to sit out back and listen to their tweeting sounds and buzzing wings as they visit our feeders.

For more info on the Ruby-throated Humming Bird click here

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Hello Ron,
A fantastic moment. Congratulates reflex. Great photo.

Hi Ron,
nice capture of this beautiful bird, well composed shot with fine pov, lovely colurs, good pose,

Hello Ron,
What a beautiful image you caught here! Great timing and fantastic sense of mouvement in this capture. Details, sharpness, colours, POV and BG are perfect. Congratulations!

just excellent what else can I say! bravo!
regards Nasos

wonderful capture , congratulations Ron !

ciao, tino

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  • siggi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
  • [2011-11-26 1:14]
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Hello Ron.
Outstanding in-flight shot of this Hummingbird. Its pose and the moment looks stunning. Sharp details and the smooth BG aloows the subject to stand out.Best regards Siggi

Wwww....hat a shot!Let me jump from my chair and call my son to see that beauty. Bravo Ron ..this is truly spectacular capture!!!!
george veltchev

Just perfect! Excellent detail, lovely background and nice eye contact. Wonderful to take a photo such as this, which captures a unique moment.
regards yiannis

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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2011-11-26 3:01]
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Hello Ron,
Great capture of this hovering male Hummingbird taken fine fine focusing in the ambient light to show the features of the Ruby throated with excellent sharpness and natural colours against a clean BG.
I have seen this species in Canada many years ago long before digital photography, so its great to have this fine reminder.
Thanks and have a good weekend,

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  • pegos Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 222 W: 0 N: 356] (1982)
  • [2011-11-26 3:17]
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This image is simply fantastic, Ron!!!
Great sharpness and time taken; wonderful colours and very beautiful green background; splendid eye contact; outstanding composition. TOP quality! Very well done!
Thanks for sharing

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  • tcr Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 158 W: 8 N: 538] (3384)
  • [2011-11-26 6:17]
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Very beautiful species.
Surprising close-up taken at 200 mm.
Fine composition, colour, sharpness and background.

Ciao Ron, great capture of fantastic hummingbird, splendid light, finec details, excellent sharpness and wonderful natural colors, very well done, my friend, have a good week end, ciao Silvio

Hello Ron,
Fantastic photo of this Ruby-throated Hummingbird in splendid clarity, colours and amazing sharpness. A splendid contrasting blurred background too. Wonderful eye contact and composition. A beauty!

Hi Ron,
A nice capture with good DOF and POV.I feel you could have frozen the wings with a little more speed.

Ciao Ron. Razor details and sharp in the perfect moment MF! Best regards.


Hello Ron,
Another superb capture with great focus and very good clarity.
Wonderful contrast against the blurry background.
It is a splendid image with razor sharp details and impressive colors.
Thanks for sharing!

OH RON i adore this one..my favorite for the WEEK! hehe The flecks of gold clarity, classic form yet totally special :0) So who gets this one framed for Christmas?

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  • zetu Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 967 W: 26 N: 3888] (16941)
  • [2011-11-26 10:28]

wow! amazing in flight capture!

Hi Ron,
really perfect sharpness and details on this dynamic photo. Amazing. Excellent. Great colours of background.
Have a nice weekend,

hello Ron
this is a special picture with great details
the colours and sharpness are beautiful to
thanks Ron greeting lou

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  • iti Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 577 W: 0 N: 650] (7939)
  • [2011-11-26 14:02]

Hi Ron,
Lovely shot with a very good moment captured. Nice colours good composition and sharpness details. Excellent background.
Regards Jiri.

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2011-11-26 15:32]

Hi Ron,incredible pic!! What a timing and what a impressive sharpness,this is a very professional work,a great standing ovation for you..i wish to make a pic like me too one day...eheheh.....Have a nice Sunday and thanks,Luciano

Spectacular shot of this beauty Ron!
You'd freezed the bird perfectly with great details, sharpness & splendid colors.
The soft BG is stunning. Well done & TFS.

Excellent capture Ron!
nice pic, TFS & regards, Ferran

Hello Ron,
this is a great shot of the flying hummingbird, I know the use to hover but you have to be quick and set the sharpness very fast, you managed great,sharpness is very good.
DOF is also fine, almost the whole bird is focus and still stands out fine against the blurry BG.
High quality shot.


Grandiosa imagem muito bem trabalhada, qualidade ótima, meus parabéns por esta imagem, gosto muito da composição aplicado nesta foto.

Hello Ron,
Absolutely perfect in motion capture. Superb eye contact, detailed sharpness, beautiful colours and excellent POV. Great job my friend.
Best regards,

Hello Ron,
A superb captured of this Ruby-throated Hummingbird in-fight! impressive details sharpness, great lighting, lovely highlighted eye and beautiful colours against a very nice pleasing background, a perfect picture!
Thanks for sharing and have a nice week,
Best Regards,

Perfect timing to get this action. Sharp focus and crystal clear image. Very well done and tfs.

Hello Ron,
What a beautiful sharp image. I am not surprised at all the accolades above and I echo them. What a pleasure to view! Best wishes.

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  • rocko (264)
  • [2011-12-06 17:05]

Nice picture.good color and it is very detialed.Caleb

Hello Ron,
Well done,
What a beautiful picture when fly. Wonderful.
Have a good day dear friend.

Ron, what a great shot of this little hummer. Excellent sharpness, detail and POV. Have a great weekend, Bill

If you have time, check out my new website:
Bill Houghton Photography

Hello Ron

WOW ! a great action photo of the
Ruby-throated Hummingbird in flight,
superbly focused with great sharpness
and details, i love the blur of the
wings showing the motion of the action,
beautiful light, color tones and catch-light.



fantastic flight capture, TFS Ori

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  • foozi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2791 W: 0 N: 6696] (25839)
  • [2011-12-21 3:43]

Hello Ron,
this is areal stunning capture of the bird. The motion blurr of the flapping wings is so exciting. this a wonderful image and the sharpness is well retained in a wonderful sharpness.
Very excellent piece of work and congratulations for a superb shot.


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  • Alex99 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4072 W: 133 N: 7096] (23735)
  • [2012-02-04 23:30]

Hi Rob.
I have missed this brilliant picture and comment now with great pleasure. Simply amazing job. I am impressed with fine natural colours, excellent freezing the bird in flight, tremendous details and amazing POV. My congratulations.

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  • thijs Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 82 W: 1 N: 104] (529)
  • [2012-02-28 4:38]

Hi Ron

I think this is an amazing shot! The details on this flying little bird. Very well done! I also like the movement in the wings and the very clean background. Thanks.


Hi Ron,
Fantastic capture of this lovely Hummingbirds,superb focus,nice natural colours and great sharp details.

Hi Ron,

Don't know what to say. Honestly, mesmerising picture. Hats off!



Hi Ron,
Simply breathtaking. I love the way you managed to freeze the bird into the pic while his wings are blurred and showing dynamism. Unbelievably clear capture with unbelievable background blur. A masterpiece withouit doubt. Bravo.
Best regards, László

Hello Ron.

Simply amazing.

Hello Ron,

Great detail, studio quality background. This is a masterpiece. Congrats!


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  • waylim Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 296 W: 8 N: 489] (1765)
  • [2013-04-05 10:29]

Hi Ron,

No surprise to see this is one of you most popular shots. I really enjoy looking at this cute little create, so fast and full of energy. I see them often in my yard as well, but it never stay in one spot of long. Unless I have a feeder. I can never get myself to do it. I like them to come around for the flowers and all, but not for the feeder :)

Great shot here with a perfect quality and the background with soft and brilliant green. I feel like it might fly away at any moment.


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  • manyee Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3089 W: 230 N: 6774] (23770)
  • [2014-02-23 9:08]

Beautiful, Ron!
It is so hard to catch a hummingbird, and you did a fantastic job,
Fantastic light bringing out the iridescence in its plumage.
Great pose!
TFS. : )

Hello Ron and Happy Spring!
You've captured this Ruby-throated Hummingbird perfectly. Colours, details and DOF show off this quick little guy nicely. They can be a challenge to photograph. Well done.
Have a great day!
P.S. thank you for the workshop on my Coyote image.

Hello Mr.Ron,
Outstanding work.It's not an easy task to capture such fast moving bird.Nice details with good movement in wings.
Thanks for sharing,
Regards and have a nice time,

Hey Ron,

I think i also saw some of your photos on facebook groups, maybe like facebook birders? I think you should also join traveling birders group on facebook with you fantastic galery. There are few people i'm impressed a lot with fantastic photos and yours is one of them.

Thanks a lot and pls keep posting :)

Lovely shot of this male ruby-throated hummingbird. SOme of the red has been dissipated by the light - it seems we need light at a particular angle to catch the red flare.

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  • NikosR Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 76 W: 3 N: 447] (3436)
  • [2014-09-21 22:06]

Hello Ron

Perfect image of this beautiful bird, beautiful vivid colors, excellent clarity, nice POV, nice DOF, fine details.



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  • periko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 70 W: 2 N: 145] (1487)
  • [2014-09-22 23:27]

Hi Ron
This is a work of art. Not easy to catch a humming bird with such a great quality.


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  • Djozz Silver Note Writer [C: 5 W: 0 N: 13] (360)
  • [2014-12-18 21:06]

Hi Ron,

I took a look into you posted collection.
I mostly enjoyed the hummingbirds, as I know they are hard to shoot ...
this one is a clean, sharp picture.
Nice work.


Hello Ron,
Lovely picture of the Humming bird here, a very sharp image and i like its feet which are sticking to its body as she is flying upwards.

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  • nofer Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1190 W: 366 N: 811] (2307)
  • [2015-12-10 8:32]

Excelente foto. Boas cores e resolução. Um ótimo trabalho. Parabéns. Reynaldo

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