Every spring male calliope hummingbirds appear on bare twigs overlooking Bristlecone Pond. They leave the twigs to display, or feed briefly, then return minutes later, often to the same twig. If I approach in stages during their absences and freeze when they return, like a game of 'Mother May I', then I can often get quite close. Since they are the smallest bird in North America, getting close is necessary for an acceptable photo. I like this pose as the calliope gets its balance.