This is one of nature photographer Bud Hensley's many delightful images of hummingbirds, which are sometimes called flying jewels due to their shimmering colors. Hensley learns a lot about hummingbirds by spending much of his free time watching them through his camera. One thing he has discovered is that if you want to get a better look at them, it helps to provide perches. Hensley's trick for capturing rare moments of rest, such as the one pictured here, is to strip foliage from a thin, horizontal branch on a shrub near flowers hummingbirds love.
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