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Linda Roy Walls

Galestown, MD, United States


I was positioned with my camera for several hours near a hummingbird feeder. It is quite easy to tell which hummers are males from their black and red necks, but my goal was to photograph a hummer just at the moment when the ruby feathers “flash.” This hummer was watching other hummers nearby and when another hummer came a bit too close to the feeder, he would face the competitor and very briefly flash his brilliant red feathers, then pursue his foe in darting flight. If I were to list the 25 best days of my 58 years of life, this day spent observing and photographing hummers would be included.

Neon Neck

Male Ruby-throated Hummingbird defending the feeder, by showing his neon neck

One reply on “Neon Neck”

Theresa Nickels says:

Wonderful shot! Thanks for being patient and sharing!

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