Tourmaline Sunangel, Ecuador

Tourmaline Sunangel
Guango, Ecuador
Canon EOS 5D   *   EF70-200mm f/2.8L IS USM +2.0x   *   ISO 200   *   1/200 sec @ f/16

Sunangels are small, feisty hummingbirds with a lot of attitude, who rarely stay still. This male's seemingly angry stare points his iridescent feathers towards my lens. The many colors are enhanced greatly by on-camera fill flash. The head angle foreshortens the bill, but provides a good example of hummingbirds' "bug eyes," an evolved defense against predators.

Photo ID: 20060819-2404

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