One for @hansung - I processed this but am not entirely happy with it, so feel free to critique my processing!

male - not technically a bee (Bees were introduced to North America by the Spanish in the 1700's), but an example of convergent evolution and an important pollinator nevertheless

From Wikipedia (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rufous_hummingbird):

-- small hummingbird, about 8 cm long (3 inches) with a long, straight and very slender bill.
-- These birds are known for their incredible flight skills. Some are known to fly 2,000 miles
-- during their migratory transits.

I can tell you that they are pretty aggressive in early Spring and will attack anything (including buzzing
any nosy photographers, that's a nasty little bill to see coming at your eyes). Their rolling dogfights with
the resident Anna's Hummingbirds are really impressive!



2 comments so far...

MickPt plus June 06, 2014, 09:18 PM
Wonderful.
mramshaw June 06, 2014, 10:10 PM
Thanks Mick! Lots of patience needed.
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