Big Yawn

Uploaded: October 02, 2002


I have never in my life seen a hummingbird open her mouth like this! It was a real thrill for me to get this shot.


Debbi J. Brucker October 02, 2002

You should be thrilled!! This shot is awesome. #10114

Rhonda Maurer level-addict October 10, 2002

Thank you so much! I still can't get over seeing her yawn like this. Quite honestly I never knew they could open their mouth like this!
Thanks again.
Rhonda #17177

Ruth Denton May 26, 2019

Oh wow...another wonderful shot! You have done some beautiful work. All your photos are great. #18950

Carol Engstrom level-addict May 26, 2019

This is wonderful Rhonda! #18955

Rhonda Maurer level-addict May 26, 2019

Ruth & Carol,
Thank you for your wonderful comments. Can you believe this? I just could not believe it when she opened her mouth like this.
Thanks again.
Rhonda #19145

Cathy M. Gromball May 26, 2019

Congratulations Rhonda! Great shot!

Cathy :) #22983

Rhonda Maurer level-addict May 26, 2019

Hi Cathy,
Thank you so much! This is one of my all time favorites. I have just never seen anything like it.
Thanks again.
Rhonda #23457

Jean Papo May 26, 2019

Rhonda, this is a beautiful shot! Would you mind telling me what kind of lens you were using, and how close you were to the hummingbird? That pose is amazing too! #110784

Rhonda Maurer level-addict May 26, 2019

Hi Jean,
This was taken last summer with my D60 and my Tamron 70-300mm telephoto lens. I am terrible at guessing distance but she was up in the tree and the branch is maybe 15 feet. I am really glad that you like this one. It truly is one of my favorites:-)
Thanks again.
Rhonda #115709

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