Tuesday, September 3, 2013

Junior

1/640 sec. f/6.3 ISO 640

Juvenile male Ruby-throated Hummingbird
Linking to Wild Bird Wednesday

Today's Tip:
Generally speaking, getting physically closer to your subject is preferable to doing so optically. Naturally, there are exceptions.


33 comments:

Joop Zand said...

Very nice pictures with a good sharpness.

Greetings, Joop

✿ chica said...

Sensacional,lindo demais! abraços, lindo dia! chica

Carole M. said...

it's super special; I just think these little birds are adorable. Are they reasonably accommodating, to allow you to get 'physically closer' to take that snapshot?

Roan said...

All I can think of to say is, WOW!

Kerri Farley said...

Magnificent!!!

Tanya Breese said...

wow!!!

Montanagirl said...

Superb photo of the Hummer. Whenever I take photos of Hummers, it's invariably through our dining room double-glass doors. Doesn't help the quality of my photos too much.

Pamela Gordon said...

He's sticking his tongue out. :) I've watched hummers sit on the feeder and do this. We still have a few stopping by. They are late leaving this year so I guess they know the weather is going to be good.

Terri said...

Super shot- I can't get near enough to my hummers to get a shot like this, yet when I ignore them, they zoom back and forth around my head.

TexWisGirl said...

who knew little boys who stick out their tongues could be so adorable?! :P

Jan n Jer said...

Great capture with its tongue out! We are still having these tiny little creatures visit our feeder. I leave it up until early October.

Debbie said...

this looks like a girl to me, i know nothing!!

must be a boy though, my mom taught me not to stick my tongue out at peeps ;)

Nette Cecilia said...

So lovley photo of that little one,Nette

mick said...

Beautiful!

Gary Phillips said...

Great close up!! Boom & Gary of the Vermilon River, Canada.

barbara l. hale said...

So rare to see one sitting still. Wonderful shot!

eileeninmd said...

Cute shot of Junior! I did not think to give my hummers names! Have a great evening and a happy week, Brian!

Andrea said...

Well hey, you've done it again. Love it, love it. I have little guys like this around but I could never capture them like this. Great job, Brian ...

Andrea @ From The Sol

Wally Jones said...

Nice work, Brian!
Superb image of a difficult subject.

bailey-road.com said...

Beautiful shot, Brian.

Betty Luckhurst said...

Oh, what a perfect shot! Every detail is amazing.

Larry said...

Excellent shot Brian! Look at those nice new feathers! And the tongue of course ;-)

JOY @ http://joysjotsshots.blogspot.com/ said...

enJOYing your up close shot which I doubt you got close to. Those critters are quick.

Stewart M said...

Great picture.

I'm not sure where I read it but the phrase "if your pictures aren't good enough, you are not close enough comes to mind"

The exception I used most is birds in flight - where I tend to "pull back, and crop" to avoid clipping wing tips etc.

Cheers - Stewart M - Melbourne

Margaret Adamson said...

Hi Brian BRILLIANT close up shot. Very sharp.

TheChieftess said...

Love this!!! The bright red balances the fabulous close up of the hummingbird...nice!!!

Gunilla Bäck said...

Gorgeous shot of this handsome fellow.

Ercotravels said...

Clear and good details on image. Great shot
Regards

edenhills said...

What a great capture! That certainly looks like he's enjoying the treat.

Mary Howell Cromer said...

EXCELLENT, hope this young one gets big and strong for it's upcoming travels...very nice~

Ida said...

So adorable.

CabinGirl said...

The detail in this is amazing! Always love seeing your images, Brian.

MTWaggin said...

What a fabulous shot - loving the tongue!