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2017—Mr. Wonderful

We dubbed him Mr. Wonderful.  This Magnificent Hummingbird is indeed quite magnificent and he proved to be a wonderful photographic subject for us.  His iridescent blue-green gorget and purple crown are striking but what is most noticeable about him is his size.  The Magnificent Hummingbird is the second largest hummingbird in the US at almost 5 1/2 inches.  The other hummingbirds we saw in Madera Canyon were only 3 1/2 to 4 inches.  The buzz of this monster hummer’s wings is deep and resonant and we knew without a doubt when he flew over our heads that it was Mr. Wonderful.

I managed to get only a couple of clear flight shots of him but one afternoon he spent a long time perched in a tree by the parking lot, allowing all of us to approach with our long lenses and flash stands.

Mr. Wonderful perched
Mr. Wonderful

3 responses

  1. Sharon

    Ahh Mr. Wonderful, great individual, nice captures!!

    July 5, 2017 at 9:34 pm

  2. Beautiful images Carol. Well done.

    July 10, 2017 at 7:42 pm

  3. Pingback: 2017—Magnificent Mr. Wonderful Again! | In Focus Daily

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