© Jeff Thill
August 15, 2011
A male Anna’s Hummingbird approaches a feeder in subscriber Jeff Thill’s backyard in Sedona, Arizona. His house provided the striking background color.
Jeff says Anna’s Hummingbirds visit his backyard year-round. “Depending on sunlight conditions, the gorget is usually pink, but on the morning of this photo, it was predominately orange.”
In addition to Anna’s, he enjoys taking photos of Black-chinned, Rufous, and Broad-tailed Hummingbirds when they visit each August. Jeff’s feeders, flowers, and a small waterfall attract birds to his yard. And the waterfall sometimes serves as a perch for the photographer. To get this photo, Jeff sat near the top of it and zoomed in with his Nikon D90 and 70-200mm f/2.8 lens. See more photos of Anna’s Hummingbird:• Female with a nestling
• Immature with water on its head and bill
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