FEMALE RUBY-THROATED HUMMINGBIRD (ARCHILOCHUS COLUBRIS), GREEN, MICHIGAN, JUNE 5, 2012
SMC Pentax-F* 300mm f4.5 ED (IF)
1/180 sec. f8 with on-board flash
Perhaps the female of the species, like most, is less gaudy than the male, but her back feathers nevertheless display a beautiful emerald green when the light is right. This one is part of a cloud of hummers that visit us at our cabin on Lake Superior all day long.