2016—Changing Colors

The male Anna’s hummer let me get fairly close while he perched on a branch near the fountain after he’d chased away a little flock of bushtits. I was hand holding the D5 with the 300 and the 1.4x teleconverter, but no flash.  It always fascinates me that the light has such a profound effect on the colors of a hummingbird’s gorget.  As he turned his head, the feathers reflected the indirect morning light revealing colors ranging from crimson to black.  From some angles, and because I didn’t use  a flash, it looks as if he has no bright colors at all.

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