21st Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Natural World
Purple Hummingbird

A rare hummingbird visited my garden for a few days. I had never seen a purple and magenta gorget before. I spent as much time as possible focusing on this beautiful bird. This image shows the bird hovering just before it feeds on a salvia flower. I think this bird is an Anna's or a hybrid. One of my images entered in this contest shows the colorful flowers in the garden that attracted the bird.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 10.2023
Date Uploaded: 11.2023
Photo Location: Near Redmond, Oregon, United States of America
Camera: Canon EOS R5
Copyright: © charlie baughman