Saturday, June 3, 2017

Hence the Name

Ruby-throated Hummingbird.

But only when looking straight at you (and in the sun).

The iridescence of the feathers is caused by their structure (as with those of the Wild Turkey). And thus the viewing angle determines what one sees. Often just a flash of color, as these birds don't sit still even when they sit still. Just one of the things that make these birds seem magical.

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