Female Hummingbird...

Discussion in 'Nature' started by roundball, Sep 3, 2014.

  1. roundball

    roundball TalkEmount Hall of Famer

    Oct 8, 2013
    USA
    Had to take the first shot of her though the feeder while she was hovering on the far side trying to figure out who put a piece of duct tape over that feeder hole...too unique to pass up. Then as planned, she swung around to one side in full view.


    Canon FDn 300/4.0-L, NEX-7, AP Mode, Daylight WB setting, Spot Metering, ISO100, 1/200, F8





    Canon FDn 300/4.0-L, NEX-7, AP Mode, Daylight WB setting, Spot Metering, ISO100, 1/320, F8

     
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  2. davect01

    davect01 Super Moderator

    Aug 20, 2011
    Fountain Hills, AZ
    Dave
    Nice.

    BTW, How do you tell a female versus male?
     
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  3. roundball

    roundball TalkEmount Hall of Famer

    Oct 8, 2013
    USA
    This particular specie is the Ruby Throated Hummingbird...the Male has the very bold, distinctive "ruby" colored throat, hence the name.
    As with most females in the animal world, she has no such bright colors.

    MALE:

     
  4. roundball

    roundball TalkEmount Hall of Famer

    Oct 8, 2013
    USA
    PS: Note the difference in the light & color of the two photos?
    The photo of the male was take several days ago with the NEX-7 set at the factory default of "AWB".
    Today's hummer shot was with the NEX-7 set to "Daylight".
     
  5. davect01

    davect01 Super Moderator

    Aug 20, 2011
    Fountain Hills, AZ
    Dave
    That makes sense.

    Thanks for the info
     
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