Growing up in eastern North America there was basically one hummingbird, the Ruby-throated. Heading west, and especially south, however, there a lot more - over 335 known species.
Coming up with 300+ modifiers for "hummingbird" clearly would have been a naming challenge. Fortunately, the group is divided into subcategories such as Topazes, Hermits, Mangoes, Brilliants, Coquettes, Mountain Gems, and Emeralds - which makes things easier. Within these sets are further levels of named types, including Comets, Puff-legs, Sylphs, Golden-tails, Woodnymphs and Plumeleteers. This nicely named representative of that final group was photographed in Cerro Azul on a day trip from the Canopy Tower ecolodge. Lots of fun!
Makine : Canon EOS-1D Mark IV
Lens : EF800mm f/5.6L IS USM
Odak Uzaklığı : 800mm
Enstantane : 1/640
Diyafram : F5.6
ISO : 2000
Çekim Zamanı Thu, Dec 31, 2015 2:23 PM