Rufous hummingbird flashes his colors while resting on the flower of a Pride of Madeira in a dye infused metal print, available in two fame choices online:
6 inches x 14.5 inches in a Shadow frame
6 inches by 14.5 inches in a Flush frame (1 inch deep, no frame look)
For more size or frame choices, please contact the gallery.
On the Mendocino Coast we are blessed to have the Anna’s hummingbird year-round. The Allen’s and Rufous migrate through our area on occasion. I always look forward to hearing the buzz of the Rufous feeding on the Pride of Madeira flowers. This plant thrives on the coast and does not require any water. The hummingbirds love it. My goal is to try to capture the hummingbirds, in flight, with color flashing while on or near the flowers.
On March 26 2018 I was photographing the Rufous from my back deck when I saw one sitting atop a Pride of Madeira flower that was in prime condition. The hummer kept moving its head and when the light hit it right it was brilliant. I focused on the hummers eye and shot in burst at 10 frames a second so I could capture the moment of prime color. It worked.
This photo is a 5x12, height to width ratio. Typical sizes are 5x12 and 6x14.4. All of my photos are reproduced as dye infused metal prints. These metal prints have unsurpassed luminescence and have outstanding archival qualities. They can be sized to meet individual needs. Many frame options are available to customize the photo to individual taste and budget considerations. I very much enjoy working with customers to help them create something that will have special meaning for years to come.
I am a nature and wildlife photographer. Since retiring 20 years ago I have been fortunate to enjoy having the ocean as my back yard and enjoy the ever-changing landscape and wildlife. Since I’m here full time I have the opportunity to witness and photograph the best the area has to offer. Sunrises, Sunsets, breaking waves, hummingbirds, osprey and pelicans are some of my specialties. I also have been fortunate to visit other beautiful areas and catch them in their finest hours.