Thanks to Greg Scott, who has offered to share his gorgeous images with me and all of you here, I am running a series of his hummingbird images starting on 5 December and going daily through the 12th of December. I will likely be publishing more of his images here in the future, as well. But until then, be sure to peek in here daily for yet another hummingbird to brighten your day and also check out Greg's webpage, where he sells images -- yet another wonderful holiday gift idea!
Male Ruby-Throated Hummingbird, Archilochus colubris, Gear Down.
Image: Greg Scott [larger view].
These images are incredible. The ruby-throat is one of our hummers. We have up to a dozen at a time at our feeder.
Is that bird missing a feather? Obviously they do lose them all the time, but it's unusual to see one in such detail. These photos are brilliant.