CUBAN EMERALD HUMMINGBIRD, ABACO, BAHAMAS


I photographed this tiny bird from a distance last month. Normally these Abaco images would appear on my main website HERE but I am planning a more detailed hummingbird post with close-ups for there, so I’m putting these ones here instead for the very small readership I have for this somewhat untended site. These images are exactly as taken – no colour tweaking, no sharpening, no photoshop  – and may not stand enlargement and close scrutiny, because I was several yards away. On the other hand they give a very good idea of how this bird feeds –  and besides, the plants are pretty… The red plant is known as a ‘firecracker’Cuban Emerald Hummingbird in flight, Abaco Bahamas 1Cuban Emerald Hummingbird in flight, Abaco Bahamas 2Cuban Emerald Hummingbird in flight, Abaco Bahamas 3Cuban Emerald Hummingbird in flight, Abaco Bahamas 4Cuban Emerald Hummingbird in flight, Abaco Bahamas 5