Sapphire-vented Puffleg, Ecuador

Sapphire-vented Puffleg
Yanacocha Reserve, Ecuador
Canon EOS 7D   *   EF500mm f/4L IS USM   *   ISO 1250   *   1/200 sec @ f/5.6

A speedy Sapphire-vented Puffleg poses briefly for this portrait. A resident of the higher elevations, this handscome male was energetically defending his territory at 11,000 feet on the side of dormant Pichincha Volcano in the Andes. Finally, he stayed still a moment for this shot, capping hours of photographer frustration.

Photo ID: 20140921-81

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