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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Alpinist

Alpinist - Jul 13, 2007 6:02 pm - Voted 10/10

Great shot!

You have so many great wildlife photos. How do you do it?!

Anya Jingle

Anya Jingle - Jul 13, 2007 6:13 pm - Hasn't voted

Re: Great shot!

Thank you. Well, I love animals and perhaps it is mutual. I hope it is.

tomi

tomi - Jul 13, 2007 6:44 pm - Voted 10/10

Re: Great shot!

He is right. All your wildlife photos are really great. You should send some to National Geographic.
Cheers.

Anya Jingle

Anya Jingle - Jul 13, 2007 9:59 pm - Hasn't voted

Re: Great shot!

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.

Henryk

Henryk - Jul 14, 2007 1:19 pm - Voted 10/10

Beautiful photo !

Anya, your bird`s images are amazing. Great shot. Henryk

Anya Jingle

Anya Jingle - Jul 14, 2007 10:27 pm - Hasn't voted

Re: Beautiful photo !

Thank you :) I'm glad you like them.

rdmc

rdmc - Jul 15, 2007 10:09 am - Voted 10/10

Soooo close....

... how do you do that?! You always have great wildlife photos. You do have an amazing talent.

Anya Jingle

Anya Jingle - Jul 15, 2007 3:27 pm - Hasn't voted

Re: Soooo close....

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.

stjepan

stjepan - Aug 20, 2007 4:31 pm - Hasn't voted

The smallest,

but caught easily in a photo trap. Yet another amazing shot,congratulations,stjepan

Anya Jingle

Anya Jingle - Aug 20, 2007 5:52 pm - Hasn't voted

Re: The smallest,

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.

Livetronica

Livetronica - Sep 24, 2011 9:39 am - Hasn't voted

i love humming birds

very nice!

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