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Behind the Waterfall
Pylons at kuwait
Mayans trying to be closer to their gods
Crossed Eye - left side
Attitude
King of the Log
Jersey City's Exchange Place Waterfront on the 15th Anniversary of 9-11
Daddy Day Care - Male Yellow-headed Jawfish Mouth Brooding Eggs
Larval Spotfin flounder
Snapping Turtle on the Allegheny River
Onset of Sunset Over New York City
Gorgeous Gorget - Rufous Hummingbird in Leadville, Colorado
Katydid in the bush
Crane Creek Reserve early morning.
Walkway Over the Hudson Bridge in Poughkeepsie
A hawk visits the neighborhood
Queen Z posing for her album cover.
Frogs in the night
Veterans Memorial Park
Summers eve in the Highlands
Silk Spider
A hummingbird feeding
Sunset driving down I-35
16th Annual Smithsonian.com Photo Contest
Gorgeous Gorget - Rufous Hummingbird in Leadville, Colorado

I finally captured the gorgeous gorget of this Rufous hummingbird. I was just outside of Leadville, Colorado, watching this bird for two days with my golden retriever at my feet. It's tricky to capture them because they are so fast, and constantly buzzing off competitors for the nectar. I wanted to get some expression on the bird, and to capture an image of a behavior other than them feeding. I was elated with the final result of two days and countless tries.

TAGS: Bird, Colorado, Hummingbird

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Boulder, Colorado, United States of America
Member since 2017
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© Lindsey Dougherty.
All rights reserved.
Image Source: digital
Date Taken: 07.2018
Filed Under: Natural World
Camera Information
Date Uploaded: Nov. 8, 2018, 9:31 p.m.
Camera Make: Canon
Camera Model: Canon EOS 5D Mark IV
Focal Length: 600mm
Shutter Speed: 1/500
Aperture: f6.3
ISO: ISO320
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PHOTO LOCATION Leadville, Colorado, United States of America