Hummers on the Wild Blues

Friends, I call these wild Iris, the wild blues although when they have been out in the sun, they soon fade to a light blue or white.  This ruby-throated hummingbird was jumping from bloom to bloom.  He would periodically disappear into the willows and when he exited he flew above the iris in a u-shaped diving back and forth.  I witnessed a male showing off for his girl.   Although this shutter speed 1/1000 of a second is fast enough for most flying birds, hummers are too fast to freeze without special means. Their wing speed is 50 flaps/second and they do hum when they fly hence their name, hummingbird. til Tomorrow MJ

About mjspringett

Nature Photographer, searching for questions and answers

Posted on June 7, 2012, in Birds, Crex Meadows, Nature, photography and tagged , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 6 Comments.

  1. peaceful image, great start to my day……shalom en theos……jim

  2. very beautiful, amazing to see such a glorious small bird at the iris!

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