Dancing calliope

Equipment Info
Canon Canon EOS 70D
10965784/1000000 sec. / ISO 1250
Nearest Area
Methow Valley
Town
Winthrop
Description
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.
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Date Added
August 6, 2019
Date Taken
May 5, 2016