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16th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Natural World
Tiny But Mighty (A Female Ruby-Throated Hummingbird)

Growing up, I spent a lot of time at my great-grandmother's house in Kerrville. Her love of nature always astounded me, as she had over 50 various bird feeders around her house. She fed them every single day with as smile on her face. She loved all of her animals, however the hummingbirds were always her favorite, and she kept a feeder right by her window so she could always watch them flitting about. In this photo, I feel like I captured her vibrant love for her birds, and hope to share it with the world.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 06.2017
Date Uploaded: 08.2018
Photo Location: Kerrville, Texas, United States of America
Camera: Canon PowerShot SX40 HS
Copyright: © Emily Mimms