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Hummingbird on Iris

Hummingbird on Iris (pseudacorus iris)

hummingbird sipping nectar from yellow iris. had never seen one feeding from these irises before. captured from open front window with telephoto lens. front patio area.

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Excellent photo Alandra.

1 May, 2009


hi Gilli, many thanks. am trying to get some pics of the dogs on here :) For some reason it's acting "sluggish" right now. chat later.

1 May, 2009


Well captured on your Pseudacorus Iris,I wish we had them over here,they must be a joy to watch and capture their image....

1 May, 2009


Hi Tina2, again, many thanks for the nice comments, also for the correct name.
Yes, we really love these little feathered jewels, very entertaining with the way they hover, and manoever with so much agility, changing directions so quickly, even flying backwards :) Their iridescent feathers are gorgeous, especially the rufous males, who have this beautiful golden red/orange gorget or throat, which glints amazingly when the light catches it. They purposely sit where the light reflects from it, so that the females are attracted to them :) Their courtship diving displays are incredible too. Almost scarey, as they plummet towards the earth from high up in the treetops, - you think they won't come out of their dive in time! Of course, this is also to attract the female, which will be somewhere nearby.

1 May, 2009


A Wondeful Photo :)

1 May, 2009


thankyou Jacque. glad you like it

1 May, 2009


It's great to catch them on a flower like this, another great one!

2 May, 2009

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