Purple-throated Woodstar faceoff with Fawn-breasted Brilliant, Ecuador

Purple-throated Woodstar faceoff with Fawn-breasted Brilliant
Tandayapa, Ecuador
Canon EOS 7D   *   EF70-200mm f/2.8L IS USM +1.4x   *   ISO 100   *   1/250 sec @ f/16

David and Goliath.

This tiny woodstar in the foreground is perfectly willing to challenge the much larger Fawn-breasted Brilliant to get the nectar of these flowers. Both tails are flared in a shot with perfect timing (and a lot of luck!).

When I see two hummingbirds arrive at a flower, I zoom out and hope to capture this sort of confrontation.

Photo ID: 20111022-2267

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