Ruby-throated Hummingbird

Perfect Match

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I felt fortunate to capture a few shots of this Ruby-throated Hummingbird when it unexpectedly flew in to visit a cardinal flower at Montrose Point while I was set up nearby photographing other slower birds. A faster shutter speed would have been nice, but the hummingbird wasn’t going to wait. I was pleasantly surprised to find this photo in the series, showing the stamen of the flower smearing pollen onto the head of the hummingbird, a perfect match of the flower to its primary pollinator. The spotting on the bird’s throat suggests that it is a juvenile male.

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Beautiful colors in the hummer pic! The red stands out so brightly! GreatBirdPic!