1st Ruby-throated Hummingbird...

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1st Ruby-throated Hummingbird...
May 2, 2011

...for this year,showed up this past week. He's a skittish little fellow and these shots are all through a window. (I'm happy to report that the K5 even works shooting through double-paned glass... no firmware updates required... )

The plants are still in their garden center containers, but he seemed ok with that... there's not too many native nectar plants in bloom around here, yet.

I think he looks pretty good for a traveler that may have journeyed up to 2,00 miles to get here

I first spotted him on a very rainy Tuesday

And he's been around every day since...

Salvia greggii 'Cherry Chief'

1/100s f/4.0 at 300.0mm iso800 (I'm still having trouble accepting that it's okay to shoot at higher ISO's )

Fuchsia 'Gartenmeister'
1/400s f/4.5 at 300.0mm iso400

At dusk...

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