Wildlife

On the Wing by Alex Metcalfe

Rufous-Tailed Hummingbird. La Fortuna, Costa Rica.

I finally made it back fro Costa Rica. Wow, what a country! There was wildlife everywhere. 

During in a brief pause between heavy showers I finally managed to snap this little guy in mid take off as he paused whizzing between flowers. Even at rest I saw his little chest heaving up and down. It’s no wonder he was tired, hummingbirds can beat their wings up to 3000 times a minute as they visit up to 1000 flowers in a day on loops.

I'll be posting more Costa Rica shots in the next few weeks so stay tuned!
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Shot on OM-D E-M5 II + 40-150 7-14mm f/2.8 PRO
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La Fortuna de San Carlos Waterfall, Costa Rica