Violet-tailed Sylph, Ecuador

Violet-tailed Sylph

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Violet-tailed Sylph
Mindo Loma, Ecuador   –   September 27, 2013
— Ralph Paonessa
Canon EOS 7D   *   EF70-200mm f/2.8L IS USM   *   ISO 200   *   1/200 sec @ f/22

The Violet-tailed Sylph is one of the few hummingbirds that looks more spectacular from behind, where its beautiful iridescent tail shines.

This bird was photographed using multiple flash against an artificial inkjet-printed background.

Photo ID: 20130927-1357