All photographs copyright (2003-2013) by Kris H. Light

If the sunlight hits the feathers of a male <strong>Black-chinned Hummingbird</strong> at the correct angle, they look purple due to the refraction of the light. I had to wait until late in the afternoon when the sun was at a low angle to get this shot.
If the sunlight hits the feathers of a male Black-chinned Hummingbird at the correct angle, they look purple due to the refraction of the light. I had to wait until late in the afternoon when the sun was at a low angle to get this shot.

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