Of the more than 300 species of hummingbirds in the world, only one is known to breed in Eastern Canada and commonly found in Ontario: the Ruby-throated Hummingbird. A favorite of gardeners and birders alike, these tiny birds are as full of personality as they are beautiful.
This book features pictures taken by photographer Jen St. Louis of the hummingbirds around her yard, both summer residents and seasonal migrants, adults and juveniles.
Jen St. Louis has loved taking pictures since her mom (a very talented landscape and travel photographer) gave her a camera as a gift the Christmas Jen was nine years old. For years she maintained an on-again-off-again relationship with photography, learning about composition and developing her eye by emulating her mother's work, but never taking the hobby too seriously. Over the past eight or nine years, though, her love of photography has turned into her passion. Until recently, Jen preferred to shoot landscapes, architecture, nature, and different travel destinations; but the wildlife photography bug bit her in late 2009, and since then, she's focused on birds, birds, and more birds, with a few animals thrown in for variety. Jen grew up in Toronto, but now lives in rural Southwestern Ontario with her husband, Dave, and furry, four-legged, barking child, Mindy.