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Ruby-Topaz Hummingbird

Chrysolampis mosquitus

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47 Comments (1–25)

Desmond.E.S.O
Desmond.E.S.O 9 years ago

O my goodness! Soo Amazing!

The MnMs
The MnMs 9 years ago

I would like to invite you to post your spottings of hummingbirds in the new mission for Hummingbirds of the New World:
http://www.projectnoah.org/missions/1244...
:-)

kaylabroski24
kaylabroski24 10 years ago

Awesome timing of that shot!

Tom15
Tom15 10 years ago

Thanks Pradeep.

Pradeep Kumar
Pradeep Kumar 10 years ago

Very beautiful!

Tom15
Tom15 10 years ago

Thanks Mona, it loved to show off its nice tail:-)

Mona Pirih
Mona Pirih 10 years ago

Very beautiful bird... Nice picture

Tom15
Tom15 10 years ago

Thanks Toucan!

Toucan
Toucan 10 years ago

Great capture! =)

Dan Doucette
Dan Doucette 11 years ago

Sounds fantastic but I'm not surprised it was expensive. Dominica was my first and only experience with traveling in the Caribbean, but it does seem like an expensive area.

Tom15
Tom15 11 years ago

Dan, Asa Wright was great, but on the expensive side for tropical travel. All around the large raised porch were hummingbird feeders and at ground level were a bunch of feeders loaded with fruit. You could sit out on the porch and see 50 species of birds, then walk the extensive trails for many more species including the Oilbirds in a cave on their property.

Dan Doucette
Dan Doucette 11 years ago

I see, so it wasn't the same trip as Dominica. I thought maybe you were traveling around the Caribbean, but I can see you've been multiple times. I just looked up Asa Wright, looks pretty cool. How was it?

Tom15
Tom15 11 years ago

Thanks Andrea, Dan and Lauren.
Dan, this trip was 4 days at Asa Wright in Trinidad, then 4 days on Tobago where I spotted this hummingbird.

LaurenZarate
LaurenZarate 11 years ago

Wow, what a shot with that tail! Nice series.

Dan Doucette
Dan Doucette 11 years ago

Woah! Amazing Tom! Were you on a Caribbean tour?

AndreaLim
AndreaLim 11 years ago

Beautiful photograph with its tail feathers fanned out.

Tom15
Tom15 11 years ago

Thanks Backyardphotographer

Caleb Steindel
Caleb Steindel 11 years ago

pretty

Tom15
Tom15 11 years ago

Thanks Patty!

patty
patty 11 years ago

Wonderful humming bird and picture Tom =)

Tom15
Tom15 11 years ago

Thanks Leuba, I take tons of shots and sometimes things work just right:-)

Leuba Ridgway
Leuba Ridgway 11 years ago

How do you manage to get such fantastic shots - a real treat !. Like I mentioned earlier, if these creatures could only see your photos of themselves!!.
Thanks for sharing this..

Tom15
Tom15 11 years ago

Thanks Gerardo, I wish there were hummers like this where I live!

Gerardo Aizpuru
Gerardo Aizpuru 11 years ago

Awesome stunning Tom :)

Tom15
Tom15 11 years ago

Thanks EnvUnlimited, I didn't know which pic to put first, the tail fan or the raised crest.

Tom15
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Tom15

Trinidad and Tobago

Spotted on Dec 7, 2007
Submitted on Mar 7, 2013

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