Hummingbird perched on a garden ornament by Tim Nicol

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Pictured: This  juvenile Calliope Hummingbird perches on a metal version of itself.  <br />
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Graphic designer Tim Nicol, 57, from Republic in Washington State, USA, photographed this hummingbird as it flew around a specially designed hummingbird garden built by Tim and his partner Jola at their home. <br />
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The garden features various perches, feeders, native flowers and water features and the couple spend much of their time in the spring and summer months watching and photographing the birds.   <br />
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Tim said: “I liked this image because it is kind of a whimsical image of a real hummingbird perching on a fake hummingbird and I liked the blur of the hummingbirds wings to show motion and just how incredibly fast a hummingbird's wings beat, as fast as 200 flaps per second.”<br />
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Tim explained: “If you spend time watching hummingbirds you will find that they will return to a favourite perch time after time and this particular Black-chinned hummingbird likes to perch of the beak of this wooden hummingbird garden stake that we have up.” <br />
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