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PINE ISLAND BRIDGE   CANON T4i
Field in Chipping Campden
PAN AM    CANON T4i
Waking up in Varanasi
OVER FLORIDA    CANON T4i
Millenium Bridge London
Saying Goodbye to a Young Ruby Throated Hummingbird
Glowing Sunset on a Sea of Sailboats
Stage Set
Deserted Road
MIAMI TAKE OFF    CANON T4i
Growing Up
Vervet monkey - Tarangire National Park -  Tanzania
Clouds in South Dakota
HOLLYWOOD BEACH  CANON T4i
Fruit tree in a parking lot
FLORIDA KEYS   CANON T4i
Badlands in the Badlands National Park on an overcast fall day.
A watchful baby orangutan
BOATING LIFE   CANON T4i
Monkeys grooming in low light
A hand in the darkness
Pretzel's Kiss
14th Annual Smithsonian.com Photo Contest
Growing Up

This is a male ruby-throated hummingbird (Archillochus colubris) was born in 2016 in the Blue Ridge Mountains near Lynchburg, VA, USA. He is beginning to grow his colorful ruby throated neck colors. In a few days he will begin his winter migration south. Ruby throated hummingbirds have been known to winter as far south as Colombia. When he returns, next Spring, his neck will be fully covered with bright, flashy, red feathers.

TAGS: Hummingbird, Virginia

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Forest, Virginia, United States of America
Member since 2016
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© Steven Easterbrook.
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Image Source: digital
Date Taken: 09.2016
Total Views: 25
Filed Under: Natural World
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Date Uploaded: Sept. 23, 2016, 11:04 a.m.
Camera Make: Canon
Camera Model: Canon EOS 6D
Focal Length: 300mm
Shutter Speed: 1/500
Aperture: f4.5
ISO: ISO1250
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PHOTO LOCATION Lynchburg, Virginia, United States of America