2020—Purple Works

Red flowers attract hummingbirds. But other colors are also attractive to hummers. This dark purple salvia, called Black and Bloom, is much darker than other salvia I have in the garden but the Anna’s Hummingbirds seem to love it. The plant is not quite as lush as it has been in past years and this year there is only a single spire blooming so far but it is a favorite of the juvenile male Anna’s. It was late in the day and I didn’t raise the ISO or lower the exposure compensation so the shutter speed was only 1/50 of a second so the movement of the wings and the tail are quite pronounced.