Bird Photo Competition 3 2013 : Entry Number 569

Judges Comment

Most hummingbird shots show them perched or drinking from flowers/feeders. This shot of one drinking from a fountain is a real break from the norm and very well executed.

Photographers Comment

Gwen Lacombe / Canon 5D / Canon 24-105mm lens / I shot this while on a visit to Hearst Castle in San Simeon, CA. I had never observed a hummingbird drinking from a fountain in this manner. The hummingbird was so quick, I was only able to get a couple of shots before it flew away.