2022—Finally!

In the past year I have seen only female hummingbirds in my garden, both Anna’s and Black-chinned, no males. Usually, a male Anna’s Hummingbird dominates the feeders and flowers in my garden keeping most others away. Finally, a few weeks ago, I saw a male Anna’s bathing in the fountain. But his gorget appeared black because he was turned so it wasn’t reflecting the light. It’s that iridescent male gorget, when it’s reflecting light, that I have been hoping to photograph again. Finally a male Anna’s Hummingbird has claimed dominance in my garden once more giving me the opportunity to photograph that gorgeous gorget. He was deep in the shrubs and didn’t turn his head toward me so the gorget didn’t completely light up but my Profoto A10 flash did help bring out the rose tones.

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