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Uploaded 1-Sep-15
Taken 28-Aug-15


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Category:Animals
Subcategory:Birds
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Keywords:Louisiana, animals, birds, ruby throated hummingbird
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Dimensions2016 x 2600
Original file size2.42 MB
Image typeJPEG
Color spacesRGB
Date taken29-Aug-15 07:54
Date modified1-Sep-15 08:22
Shooting Conditions

Camera makeCanon
Camera modelCanon EOS-1D X
Focal length1000 mm
Max lens aperturef/8
Exposure1/80 at f/8
FlashNot fired, compulsory mode
Exposure bias-2/3 EV
Exposure modeAuto
Exposure prog.Aperture priority
ISO speedISO 2500
Metering modePattern
Male Rubythroat

Male Rubythroat

Archilochus colubris. These first five images were photographed in late August north of St. Francisville, Louisiana. All four are the same bird. The appearance of the bird's iridescent gorget (throat patch) changes dramatically depending on the angle of the light and position of the feathers. After approaching within two feet to look me over, he ignored me, concentrating instead on attacking any other hummingbirds that dared to approach the feeder near my left shoulder.