Stephen Barnard in Idaho continues his quest for the perfect photo of the rufous hummingbird (Selasphorus rufus). He explains:
I realize that I’m being repetitive, but I’m looking for a definitive Rufous BIF — one that could be used in a field guide or a monograph. This is as close as I’ve come.
I’m not sure what a BIF is, but that looks pretty good to me.
The light was poor, but the drop of nectar hanging from the beak is of interest.
And two more photos from Steve Pinker’s trip to Tasmania. First, a sugar glider (Petaurus breviceps):
. . . a “tree filigree”, Hogarth Park Strahan:
and a “limpet valentine”:
The whole gallery of Steve’s Tasmania photos (7 pages) is here.