Picture of the Month




Green Hermit Hummingbird (Phaethornis guy) at Heliconia flower, Arima Valley, Trinidad WILD



This picture took me most of a day.  The hummingbird came to this particular flower - just one of many on it's wandering "trap-line" - only once or twice every hour, and sometimes bypassed it altogether.  Several times another hummingbird chased it away just before it took a drink : and I had to wait another hour for the next shot. 

Meanwhile, although some people like their hummingbird pictures razor-sharp, with every whirring feather stopped in place by the flash, I have always preferred a more natural look: i.e. the hovering blur that we actually see.   




Camera :  Nikon D2X Digital

Life, Color, Drama, Reality .... No Digital Manipulation



Don't forget that I am leading just one photographic trip in 2007, to Madagascar.  For more information look here.


Review a previous Picture of the Month:

Madagascar, 9/2006

Whales, 7/2006

Sea Lions, 5/2006

Tiger, 4/2006

Jaguar, 2/2006

South Georgia, 12/2005

New Generation, 11/2005

Childhood, 9/2005

Penguins, 8/2005

Sea Palms, 7/2005

Aster Flower, 6/2005

Siskiyou Mountains, 5/2005

Humpback Whales, 4/2005

Christo GATES , 3/2005

Eucalyptus Leaves, 2/2005

Alaskan Aurora, 1/2005

Nesting Turtle, 12/2004

Autumn Berries, 10/2004

Costa Rica, 3/2004

Aurora Borealis, 10/2003

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