Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Hummingbird

Costa Rica has more than 50 species of hummingbirds. They must eat several times per day to support their hyper-active metabolism, which includes a heart rate that beats 600 - 1,000 times per minute. They get all of their food through nectar from flowers or, such as this photo, from a hummingbird feeder.

Hummingbirds are difficult to photograph because they move so quickly. The feeder makes it easier, as it provides a spot on which to focus and provides a place where you know hummingbirds will come. Photographing a hummingbird in flight in a garden or forest is extraordinarily difficult for me.

This week we are showing nighttime photos of Budapest on Viva la Voyage.

5 comments:

Leif Hagen said...

A wonderful capture of the hummingbird! You must have a FAST camera! Great snap!

brattcat said...

Difficult, yes, you you've done it, Dave!

Sharon said...

Wow, beautiful shot! Great job!

Rob and Mandy said...

Wonderful! What could be better than this!

Jarart said...

Wonderful shot of a bird that is so hard to capture!

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