On our recent trip to southwestern Colorado and Ridgway State Park, I was hoping to photograph my first hummingbirds of the season. Given the location, I was particularly keen on seeing some black-chinned hummingbirds.
Indeed, from the first day, there were plenty of opportunities. For four days though, all I saw were female and juveniles, none of the more colorful males.
Finally, on the last evening, a handsome male showed up. He was extraordinarily skittish and not one to hang around – except this one time. He perched in a nearby tree and allowed me to get close enough to get a few decent shots, briefly giving a look at that awesome, purple, iridescent throat.