This is my friend from the other day.
I thought you might enjoy seeing his beautiful green back. Like I said,
I have a few more shots to go through so I'm sure you'll see more of him in the coming
photos of the day. This was one of his other favorite perches.
I really liked the alternating diagonal lines, but he was usually sitting
at an area that was behind another bush. I got lucky this one time
when he decided to land further out.
One other interesting thing in the comparison of the two shots
is the fact that his head and throat plumage is very directional.
If you have never seen one of these guys up close, that is not
a trick of the camera. The feathers are amazingly iridescent when he
looks right at you. So much so that my computer has trouble dealing
with the details in them from the hot color of the feathers.
But when he looks away, the same feathers look almost black.
I love the details in nature! That is why I can happily spend hours on
the same subject and still go back for more.