Because it’s snowing like mad this morning…

By josh • Nature, Wildlife • 26 Nov 2012

…here’s a Costa’s hummingbird on her nest at the Moorton Botanical Garden in Palm Springs.

Costa's Hummingbird

Costa's Hummingbird, Tamron AF18–250mm f/3.5–6.3 AF Di II at 168mm, f/5.6, 1/25s, ISO 100

This image was taken about a year before I started photographing wildlife in earnest, but I’m reasonably pleased with it despite the lack of sharpness around the face.

Is that nest made of dryer lint?

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