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March 21, 2008
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Make
NIKON CORPORATION
Model
NIKON D70s
Shutter Speed
10/6400 second
Aperture
F/5.6
Focal Length
300 mm
Date Taken
Mar 15, 2008, 12:18:41 AM
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Golden Coins by klmarsala Golden Coins by klmarsala
Rufous Hummingbird (Selasphorus rufus)
Often described as "feisty," the Rufous may have the ideal size-to-weight ratio among North American hummingbirds. This bird outflies all other species, and usually gets its way at feeders at the expense of slower, less-maneuverable hummers. The Rufous has the longest migration route of all US hummingbirds.

Physical Description
Average weight: male 3.22 g, female 3.41 g. Females are larger than males.


Plumage
Adult male: Non-iridescent rufous crown, tail, and sides; back may be rufous, green , or some of each; bright orange-red gorget, white breast. Green-backed Rufous cannot be reliably separated from Allen's in the field without extensive experience and a good view of the spread tailfeathers through a scope.
Adult female: Green back and crown, white breast, streaked throat, rufous sides and base of tail feathers, white tips on outer tail feathers. Very similar to female Allen's and Broad-tailed.

Distribution
Observed in every state and province except Hawaii, Prince Edward Island, and Quebec. There was even one very unusual report from extreme eastern Siberia! The Rufous is the most widely-distributed hummingbird in North America. Winters in Mexico and possibly Panama.
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silverhowler999 Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I just love their iridescent feathers! They're so pretty!
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BlueFlame74 Featured By Owner May 7, 2008
Wow. Very nicely done. I have a few hummingbird shots (I'll upload them in the near future) but none are nearly as stunning as this. Good work.
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klmarsala Featured By Owner May 7, 2008
oh good- cant wait to see your hummer pics! they are such cool little birds and a might cheeky!
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BlueFlame74 Featured By Owner May 8, 2008
They really are aren't they. Unfortunately, I always seem to catch them on really dreary days :/ Anyhow, hummer pics, comin' right up!
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AMROU-A Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2008  Professional Photographer
:wow: :clap:


So beautiful colors :love:


well done hun :)
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Misantropia Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2008
You've been featured in my journal:
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cboz Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2008
Beautiful capture! :heart:
300mm? Do mind my asking what lens you use?
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klmarsala Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2008
its my nikkor lens... i do love it... however i need my sensors on my camera cleaned and cant find anyone local??? eesh! i dont want to send it to nikon either!
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cboz Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2008
Have you tried Photomark? It's down on 20th Street and McDowell. I took my Nikon 8800 there when I got my strap stuck in the lens, they got it taken care of pretty quickly - although they did have to send it to Nikon, but all they charged me for was the $16 for shipping. I was pretty happy! :D
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RickHaigh Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2008  Hobbyist Photographer
beautiful shot, hun.. the focus and detail are wonderful and i love that background..
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