This gallery contains 2 photos. This is the female of two Anna’s hummingbirds who regularly stake out the back yard. This little lady is not as territorial or loud as her completely pink crowned male counterpart.
I was able to get within 4 feet of her — only the thicket prevented my further approach. The potted rosemary is now–in addition to sugar water–one of the few remaining sources of nectar for these hummers. Taken with the 100mm lens and external flash (set on high speed sync, to avoid overexposing the subject) on November 28, 2014.