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13th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Natural World
Copper-top In Flight

Hummingbirds are quite fast, but if you can catch them when the light hits them just so, it's pretty spectacular. This one's iridescent feathers in the afternoon sun make it look like it has a copper helmet on.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 11.2015
Date Uploaded: 11.2015
Photo Location: glendale, California, United States of America
Camera: Canon EOS 5D Mark II
Copyright: © Matthew Rose