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Miss World of Small
This lovely lady Rufous Hummingbird
let me get my camera very lose to her and take this macro shot.
Photographed on top of Big Falls in the Spring Mountains, Nevada.
July 2007.

Hummingbirds are the smallest birds in the world and are recognized as the second largest family (Trochilidae) in the New World. They are found only in the New World (North, Central and South America), from the steamy tropics, to mountains, to desert areas.
They have the ablility to hoover and fly backwards, which is impressive to watch.

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AlpinistGreat shot!

Alpinist

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You have so many great wildlife photos. How do you do it?!
Posted Jul 13, 2007 6:02 pm

Anya JingleRe: Great shot!

Anya Jingle

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Thank you. Well, I love animals and perhaps it is mutual. I hope it is.
Posted Jul 13, 2007 6:13 pm

tomiRe: Great shot!

tomi

Voted 10/10

He is right. All your wildlife photos are really great. You should send some to National Geographic.
Cheers.
Posted Jul 13, 2007 6:44 pm

Anya JingleRe: Great shot!

Anya Jingle

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Aww, thank you Tomi. I'm not really fishing for compliments, but this is one of the nicest I ever got. The praise should also go to my "models" They are gorgeous miracles of nature. Cheers.
Posted Jul 13, 2007 9:59 pm

HenrykBeautiful photo !

Henryk

Voted 10/10

Anya, your bird`s images are amazing. Great shot. Henryk
Posted Jul 14, 2007 1:19 pm

Anya JingleRe: Beautiful photo !

Anya Jingle

Hasn't voted

Thank you :) I'm glad you like them.
Posted Jul 14, 2007 10:27 pm

rdmcSoooo close....

rdmc

Voted 10/10

... how do you do that?! You always have great wildlife photos. You do have an amazing talent.
Posted Jul 15, 2007 10:09 am

Anya JingleRe: Soooo close....

Anya Jingle

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Thank you. This photo took a lot of patience. After unsuccessful attempts of getting close to other hummingbirds, I finally found one that didn't mind me sitting next to "her" branch.
Posted Jul 15, 2007 3:27 pm

stjepanThe smallest,

stjepan

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but caught easily in a photo trap. Yet another amazing shot,congratulations,stjepan
Posted Aug 20, 2007 4:31 pm

Anya JingleRe: The smallest,

Anya Jingle

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Thanks for stopping by and taking a look at my lovely friend :) What's really funny is that she tolerated my presence next to her, but each time another hummingbird showed up nearby she would chase them away. I felt honored.
Geetings, Anya.
Posted Aug 20, 2007 5:52 pm

Livetronicai love humming birds

Livetronica

Hasn't voted

very nice!
Posted Sep 24, 2011 9:39 am

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Anya JingleSubmitted by Anya Jingle
on Jul 13, 2007 5:29 pm

Image ID: 311646
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Lat/Lon: 32.84000°N / 113.91°W
Object Title: Miss World of Small

Image Type(s): Wildlife