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Finally caught up with the female hummingbird today! Woo hoo!🙂

“Hum a Few Bars” (Ruby-throated Hummingbird, Female, Archilochus colubris) Nikon D300, 600mm, F/5, 1/2500s, ISO 800

I had just stepped out a few feet in front of the tripod to scan the canopy of a tall maple for a male Northern Flicker when she appeared about 15 feet in front of me and landed on the top rim of one of the tomato cages. OMG! I nearly knocked the entire rig over as I rushed to get back behind the lens! 

Two clicks and she was gone. 

The resulting image required a bit of crop to eliminate an area of distracting background and to create a more pleasing composition but after weeks of either no-shows or less-than-successful attempts, boy am I ever stoked! 🙂

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