Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Ruby-throated Hummingbird and More Coneflowers

Here are a few pictures of a female Ruby-throated Hummingbird. Ruby-throated Hummingbirds are very territorial and will chase off other hummingbirds and insects that are competing with them for food. In the 4th photo she's incoming to chase off an Eastern Tiger Swallowtail butterfly. The red flower in the photos is Monarda, commonly known as Bee Balm.

More Echinacea taken with my DSLR. You can see more detail in the cones in these pictures.

This is a Helenium 'Mardi Gras'. It's a spectacular long-blooming plant that looks really nice with the Echinacea.

Hope that you enjoy the photos!


  1. Oh wow those are totally awesome!!! Thanks for sharing all the great pics!

  2. OMG, what amazing pictures!! How in the world did you get pictures that clear of the hummingbird? You can actually it's wings and they are NOT blurry!