little ruby

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© Heather Mellon
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Photo Info
UploadedAugust 27, 2012
TakenAugust 2, 2012
Exposure1/400 sec at f/6.3
FlashNo Flash
Focal Length439 mm

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This little ruby-crowned kinglet perched on our recycle bin as I was standing there, camera in hand. A tiny bird, even smaller than a yellow warbler, they sing like opera stars.. and are quite bold little guys. The ruby crown was not visible in this shot and he was gone before I could get a better view of it..

19 responses

  • Leslie Hunziker

    Leslie Hunziker   gave props (27 Aug 2012):

    awww....this little guy is adorable.

  • Betty Maxey

    Betty Maxey   gave props (27 Aug 2012):

    It is always amazing that the most beautiful noise could come from such a tiny creature!

  • Sarah Springer

    Sarah Springer (Deleted) gave props (27 Aug 2012):

    Most fabulous

  • Robert R. Gaines

    Robert R. Gaines gave props (27 Aug 2012):

    So true Betty, Sadly we do not get these around our house.

  • Susan Littlefield

    Susan Littlefield gave props (28 Aug 2012):

    Sweet capture!!

  • Andrea Petersen

    Andrea Petersen said (28 Aug 2012):

    Oh wow!!! Fantastic capture, Heather!!! I love it!....Several years ago I shot a picture of a Ruby-crowned Kinglet...the strange part of this story is that we had gone to a restaurant and we saw several Ruby- Crowned Kinglets outside in the bushes...We had never seen one before...Then later after we got back to the house one had gotten into our porch...My husband picked it up in his hand to take it outside and I was able to get a shot of it showing the crown...I hope to find that picture sometime as I am going through older pictures in my
    albums.....They have the sweetest faces and it posed beautifully for you...I wanted to prop this but with writing so much in the comment I used the bigger space!

  • Davide Simone

    Davide Simone (Deleted) gave props (28 Aug 2012):

    Jan, so cute !!!!!!!!!

  • Heather Mellon

    Heather Mellon said (28 Aug 2012):

    Thank you everyone for your favs and comments, I appreciate them so much!! .. and Andrea, I know how exciting it can be to get your first sighting of a bird, not to mention several of them and in your own porch, yet. I am so glad that you got a picture and look very forward to seeing it. I remember the first time I saw one it flew by our living room window and just fluttered as it looked in. That experience is one that got me hooked on bird identification.. Thanks for sharing!

  • Donna Mullins

    Donna Mullins (Deleted) gave props (28 Aug 2012):

    A cutie! Great shot!

  • Syble Brabham

    Syble Brabham said (28 Aug 2012):

    This bird is sooo cute, nice shot

  • Ioana Caravan

    Ioana Caravan   gave props (28 Aug 2012):

    Fantastic! Such a cute bird!

  • May Lattanzio

    May Lattanzio gave props (29 Aug 2012):

    These are such secretive little things. I've had them here in the woods across the fence occasionally. Haven't seen one in a long time. Lucky you! Great shot.

  • je suis moi

    je suis moi gave props (29 Aug 2012):

    Were you calling me?

  • je suis moi

    je suis moi gave props (29 Aug 2012):

    Also voted...

  • Ann Reece

    Ann Reece   gave props (29 Aug 2012):

    What a cute tiny bird!!! I love that expression on its face : )

  • elfriede fulda

    elfriede fulda (Deleted) gave props (30 Aug 2012):

    Aww, this is precious !!

  • Bill MacLachlan

    Bill MacLachlan gave props (31 Aug 2012):


  • Richard Hawkins

    Richard Hawkins gave props (31 Aug 2012):

    what a great little modeler you have there

  • Chuck Homler

    Chuck Homler gave props (26 Nov 2012):

    So cute! Its posing for you :)

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