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13th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Natural World
Staring Contest

Each new generation of hummingbirds that hang out at my feeder are more and more comfortable with my presence. They recognize me as the one who puts out the food and they often buzz around me while doing it. This little guy decided to pose for me and let me get within five feet for a photo/staring match. I make attempts at chirping the way they do and sometimes they reply; as seen here.

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