You haven’t forgotten about Zippy, have you? He’s my little juvenile male Ruby-throated Hummingbird who has been hanging around since Hurricane Ian last fall.
Well, it was another foggy and icky morning. A perfect morning for some backyard bird photography. Zippy nectared as usual at the purple salvias, then he headed to the tall Purple Firespikes growing in the corner of my yard. I was pointing up into the bright white sky, so I dialed in extra exposure compensation and focused frantically as he darted around. I loved the results! His one little red spot has gotten bigger. He moved all around the flower, and he gave me so many great poses that I had trouble picking just a few to post-process.
Have I mentioned how much fun it is to have a resident hummingbird in the backyard? :)