It was about 5:30 am on a cool Wisconsin spring morning – 37 degrees. This female ruby-throated hummingbird paused in the early morning sun and puffed up her feathers in an effort to stay warm. Of course, she was only there for a few moments before zipping away again.
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I had a few minutes before I had to shuffle off to work this morning. I decided to sit still by the window and try to grab a good hummingbird photo or two.
This is a male ruby-throated hummingbird intent on downing his breakfast. I love the way the low angle of the sun strikes and highlights the tiny feathers.
This is one of three good images I captured in this 15 minute setting. I’ll post the others soon, so check back.
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