Hummingbirds are birds that comprise the family Trochilidae. They are among the smallest of birds, most species measuring in the 7.5–13 cm (3–5 in) range. Indeed, the smallest extant bird species is a hummingbird, the 5-cm Bee Hummingbird. They can hover in mid-air by rapidly flapping their wings 12–80 times per second (depending on the species). They are also the only group of birds able to fly backwards. Their English name derives from the characteristic hum made by their rapid wing beats. They can fly at speeds exceeding 15 m/s (54 km/h; 34 mph). (From Wikipedia) Taken at the San Diego Botanical Garden in Encinitas, California.
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rychem (28019) 2012-04-25 8:55
I like your photo very much, perfect sharpness on the flower and bird, nicely blurred BG
Miguel82 (26541) 2012-04-25 9:31
A wonderful close up
interesting shot with good sharpness
have a nice day
cornejo (35769) 2012-04-25 9:41
Hello Eleu, great shot to capture this lovely bird feeding on the nectar of flowers, excellent sharpness and color, excellent and lovely work, well done, congratulations my friend. Tfs.
Good afternoon and happy week.
Best regards and best wishes.
PecoBud (3824) 2012-04-25 11:32
The wings are faster than the eye and the camera.......LOL
Love the colors and BG blurs, and your POV is superbly presented. Great Job Eleu!!
Sonata11 (33697) 2012-04-25 20:40
very beautiful shot of cute hummingbird and flowes. An excellent framing with great POV and DOF too. Fantastic photo job with perfect result like usually. Thanks for sharing. Like it. Wonderful picture.
All the best,
siamesa (27763) 2012-04-26 1:38
Bom dia Eleu
Perfect. This is a moment very difficult to photograph. Fantastic capture. Congratulations.
serp2000 (42056) 2012-04-26 7:05
Great! Outstanding capture! I take off my hat... Excellent photo, high quality. TFS!
yquem46 (38750) 2012-04-26 7:09
Very nice shot of this hummingbird in full flight just before the blue flower and a pleasantly blurred BG
Bravo, I wish I would have this one in my own gallery
abmdsudi (46848) 2012-04-26 7:48
How lucky to be able to see this beautiful little bird, let alone be able to take a superb image such as this! A fabulous looking little hummer brilliantly caught timely in mid air with the movement of her wings beating at something like 5000 time a minute! Superlative shot, Elue. The pose, the details and coloring. Bravo. TFS
adores (40946) 2012-04-27 17:24
I like this!- the focus, the movement, the colours, the blurred background. The bird is really well placed and you captured it perfectly. I like the movement of the wings. A good and not so easy shot!
ikeharel (62879) 2012-04-28 0:53
This tiny bird had given you a fantastic performance, hover around the magnificent flower, sipping it's nektar.
Fabulous collected photo, grand details.
Enjoy a nice weekend,