14th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Natural World

The green thorntail (Discosura conversii) is a small hummingbird that is a resident breeder in Ecuador. Hundreds of shots are required to get a single shot like this.Many hours of patience and dedication. All worth it when you see the final result.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 03.2015
Date Uploaded: 07.2016
Photo Location: Milpe, Ecuador
Camera: Canon EOS-1D X
Copyright: © nicolas reusens