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Finally caught the Black Chinned hummingbird's throat flash... don't know how I missed this shot, found it in a file from last June! I'd better keep trying and get a better one soon, or they'll be gone for the winter...

more hummers here: [link]

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Dieffi Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
I have featured this wonderful shot in my "FLYING BIRDS" - collection.[link]

I hope you will agree and enjoy!:iconroovel:
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Cobean Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2011  Hobbyist Artist
Great picture! I like how the throat has that blue color:D How many tries did it take you to finally get this picture?
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kayaksailor Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2011
I've tried many, many times with this little beast :laughing: The Anna's will come right up to the feeder when I'm standing there with the camera but this one waits until I walk away :shakefist: He has a distinctive sound to his wings so I know exactly when he shows up...when I'm not ready!!!
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Cobean Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2011  Hobbyist Artist
Really? I think he did that for fun :D I remember something like that happened to me before. It was with a mantis I called Manny :la: well, he always walked under a leaf when I try to take a picture.(in a specific spot where I can't take the picture D: ) Then he walks right out as soon as I turn off my camera :ohnoes: He was a good sport though :D
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kayaksailor Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2011
:rofl:
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Cobean Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2011  Hobbyist Artist
Yeah^^ He is an awesome mantis :la:
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Liz-in-BackoBourke Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2011
WOW
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kayaksailor Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2011
Thanks :D Isn't that purple flash neat?! First time I saw it this spring I was :wow: What was THAT!! We'd never had them around before :love:
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dove-51 Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Excellent Ruth. My last sighting at my feeder was Sept. 22 which is really late. They are usually all gone by the 10th. :heart:
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kayaksailor Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2011
Hmmm - wonder if that means we're in for a mild winter :fingerscrossed:

I was thinking the migration had begun as we've got some different ones at the feeders here...good to know I'm not imagining it :laughing:
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dove-51 Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
I've got my :fingerscrossed: as well. Not at all ready for another hard winter. :D
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kayaksailor Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2011
I know! I can't believe how fast this year has gone...it is already OCTOBER!!
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dove-51 Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
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DuncanJBerry Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Amazing!
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kayaksailor Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2011
:blowkiss: thanks!
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Gellidius Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2011
it looks like the archilochus colubris, or "ruby throated hummingbird.

over here, in Quebec, they leave for the south around Sept. 15th.

well done. :-)
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kayaksailor Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2011
I did quite a bit of studying of the field books and I'm about as close to positive as I can be that it is a black chinned - we don't have Rubies here but I don't think the rubies get the same purple flash as this guy and the purple is only in a stripe and not the whole chin...[link] They have a different sound to their flight than the local Anna's and are squeakier in their chatter too. :laughing:

I've never lived where all the hummers leave ): that must be kind of sad! We have Anna's year round here in California - with Rufous passing through spring and fall. I don't know if the resident Black Chinned pair will move on this fall, but they've been here all summer...
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Gellidius Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2011
i've seen the ruby throated here for decades, and never seen one with purple throats.
they're definitely not the same species, but beautiful.

it is sad when they leave, but winter here is very cold, so they must go south.
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kayaksailor Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2011
I can only imagine how cold you get up there...I've never even lived where snow stays more than 24 hours. I feel guilty if I'm late with the nectar when it is rainy :laughing:
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bear48 Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2011  Professional
love it
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kayaksailor Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2011
:love:
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davincipoppalag Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
wow great catch ruth!
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kayaksailor Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2011
love that color!! so obviously different from the red of the Anna's :love:
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davincipoppalag Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
its beautiful
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