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

17 comments so far...

janress August 07, 2011, 04:22 PM
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
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 August 24, 2011, 05:21 PM
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
(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.

BJW March 03, 2017, 12:47 AM
Lovely photo of the little beauty!
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