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Purple Headed Hummingbird

Violet-headed Hummingbird

Posted by Chris Jimenez on September 1, 2013 at 7:50 pm
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Violet-headed Hummingbird (Klais guimeti) in Guapiles, Costa Rica. There were some of these guys feeding from Porterweed Plants
(Stachytarpheta jamaicensis). I position my camera and some flashes to try to get some action when suddenly it started to rain pretty heavily. I used some plastic bags to protect my gear and was able to keep shooting.!

  • Alexis Hayes

    Amazing. My first thought was the rain looked like snow and he was fighting his way through winds and a snow storm, which would be a bit hard to do in Costa Rica. Wonderful capture.