Perfect Shot: Happy Hummer

Words by Rick Morris

Photos by Rick Morris

Back in spring 2020, Menlo Park’s Rick Morris pulled his old Nikon out of the closet and applied his focus to birds. A camera and lens upgrade and many adventures later, he captured this Perfect Shot of a female Anna’s hummingbird in Palo Alto’s Gamble Garden. “The hummers were being super shy that day but this one came down to feed on the Peruvian lilies a few times,” he recalls. “I love being able to freeze the action and zoom in on all the beautiful details and colors that you can’t see with the naked eye.”

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