A juvenile ruby-throated hummingbird perches above our bee balm patch
A juvenile ruby-throated hummingbird perches above our bee balm patch

This juvenile ruby-throated hummingbird was one of three birds busily feeding and chasing each other in the bee balm patch next to our pond. I spent a good 45 minutes waiting for them to pop into view long enough to shoot. A challenging subject that rewards patience and quickness!

Nikon D600, Sigma 120-400mm lens @ 400mm, ISO 1250, f/5.6, 1/320″ exposure.

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