Meet Touché & Honey

Touché & Honey are a mated pair of hummingbirds that I've had the pleasure of observing for about a year now. These delightful creatures are one of the most challenging subjects I've ever attempted to photograph. Tiny, unbelievably quick in their movements and colors that appear and disappear in fractions of a second.

Hummingbird in a diving maneuver

Here's Touché in a diving maneuver. A pose I'm rarely able capture with good results.
This shot makes up for all the ones I missed..

Hummingbird - delicate feathers.

Here's Honey.  Notice the very fine overlaid feathers covering her head and delicate eye detail. I'll post more photos of her at a later date but for now we'll look closer at Touché, the male of this species.

Ruby-Throated hummingbirds get their name from the male's throat, which, when observed head on, has a brilliant ruby color.

Ruby-Throated Hummingbird

Hummingbirds are the ballet masters of all birds. Here's Touché showing off as he dances to his favorite Seals & Croft song.

Hummingbird tail feathers

Hummingbird hovering

A hummingbirds beak is used for eating, drinking, pruning and fighting. Here a wounded warrior rests as blood coagulates on it's cheek and throat.

Hummingbird in fight

Looking at the back of this hummingbird's head we can see both eyes, so I'm assuming that hummingbirds can see 360 degrees.

Hummingbird 360 degree vision

A hummingbird's waste is expelled with quite a bit of force and it's over in the blink of an eye.

Hummingbird peeing

Hummingbirds are just about as beautiful as birds get. Here's a few of my favorite shots of Touché.

Ruby-Throated Hummingbird in flight

Ruby-Throated Hummingbird pictures

awesome hummingbird picture


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