Ruby-throated Hummingbirds

Here in Connecticut we typically get just one species of Hummingbird and they’re around from beginning of May until mid September.  The adult male Ruby-throated Hummingbird shows it’s namesake with a bright red throat patch of feathers when they light hits it, while the females and young males do not.  These little guys are just over 3 inches long and beat their wings an incredible 60-80 times per minute on average while in the air, making them a bit of a challenge to photograph.  I’ve always wanted to try to shoot them with a multiple flash setup and got to the other day with my Dad in his backyard.  Four different flashes were used to light up every angle of the bird and freeze the wings.  These are some of my favorite shots from this batch!

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