I have had this image in my head for a few years. This was certainly the most challenging hummingbird setup I have ever tried to pull off. It took me three days to get the birds to accept all of the elements required to make this image. Then it was just a matter of getting the bird in the right spot, with his wings in the right position, and… oh yeah, we need his gorget lit up as well! Which took another couple of days,
Good Luck and Good Light!
image: Ruby-throated Hummingbird and Columbine*, Brighton, MI
*Digitally manipulated image I used photoshop to remove a feeding tube and touch up the birds beak.