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243 Caliope Hummingbird.jpg

I was hiking along a trail in the southwest and came upon an elephant tree, a tree  whose trunk looks like elephant skin.  While examining the tree I noticed this hummingbird returning to the same branch on the tree I was looking at.  I watched him for several minutes and decided that, with luck, I might get his picture.<br />
	I set up my camera focusing on the branch he frequented.  When he returned, he landed right in front of my lens!  Notice the pollen on the base of his beak from feeding on nearby wildflowers.