female - not technically a bee (Bees were introduced to North America by the Spanish in the 1700's), but an important pollinator nevertheless


16 comments so far...

janress August 07, 2011, 04:22 PM
WOW !
Great shot .
mramshaw August 07, 2011, 04:34 PM
Thanks @janress, still meaning to get around to those butterflies...
marco_vdw August 07, 2011, 09:53 PM
Beautiful.
I love hummingbirds. They are such amazing little creatures.
bcAnna August 08, 2011, 03:47 AM
Wonderful!! The lighting on her face..perfect!
mramshaw August 08, 2011, 05:20 AM
Marco, they really are amazing.

Anna, I got very lucky. Thanks for the fav.

@anadig, thanks also for the fav.

mramshaw August 09, 2011, 11:36 PM
@Anita, thank you for the favourite.
MickPt plus August 24, 2011, 05:21 PM
WD.
mramshaw August 25, 2011, 04:14 AM
Thanks Mick.
Mark Andrews August 30, 2011, 07:44 PM
Excellent timing.. that background is very nice too.
mramshaw August 30, 2011, 09:49 PM
Thanks Kato, the background was luck but the picture was patience.

I took this AFTER the one with the cluttered background, strangely
enough the pictures of mine people *really* like are the ones I take
when I am noodling around after getting the pictures *I* want.

mramshaw September 03, 2011, 04:26 AM
Thanks for the fav @kutz I've been enjoying your photos.
mramshaw September 30, 2011, 05:22 PM
Thanks for the fav and also the subscription, @koko55.

I've been enjoying your pictures, but nothing I can comment on.

Edouard de Castro March 29, 2012, 10:19 PM
wow!
(what camera / lens? I like the creaminess of the bg: Canon?)
mramshaw March 29, 2012, 10:35 PM
Thanks Edouard, yes Canon.

Either Canon 20D or 50D (don't remember which).

And the 70-200 F/4 with the 1.4x (small crop I think).

Osmar Duran July 18, 2012, 06:29 AM
Very nice shot!!!!!
Light and colors are perfect!
mramshaw July 18, 2012, 04:57 PM
Thank you, as you can see from the next picture, not staged.

So lots of patience needed, not that camping out by a feeder
does not require lot of patience too. Hummers are fun to watch,
for some reason it seems easier to get good shots of the females.

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