Showstopper: Albino ruby-throated hummingbird

17 thoughts on “Showstopper: Albino ruby-throated hummingbird”

    1. I’ve been a nature lover, bird watcher, and amateur photographer all my life, and I can’t remember the last time I was this excited about a single bird.

  1. Nature constantly amazes with its complexity and beauty. IMO this makes a nice companion piece to Izaak Mak’s post on geographic beauty this morning. To see it, click on his name – he was the first commenter here.

  2. I love these little birds…I have a Fire Thornbush outside my window and Hummingbirds love them various times of the year. I enjoy watching them…so tiny 😀 I have not seen an albino, how lovely the photo is.

    1. Lucky you! I’ve never had a chance to watch hummers on a daily basis. (When I first encountered them as a child, I thought I was being buzzed by big insects!) I hope you followed the links to see the other photos.

    1. You need a good, fast lens, but they are quite tolerant of people standing near them while they feed. It’s been many years, but I got a few shots one time of one hovering at a feeder.

  3. That’s a chance of a lifetime..truly awesome,gorgeous lil hummer..Thank you for sharing…So enjoyed seeing that..

... and that's my two cents