Usually the hummingbird, sensing a cameraman approaches, jets away. Maybe it was the allure of a Peruvian lily, but this time the bird stayed in place while I clicked away.
Flowers are coated with soot from three nearby fires. I still see hummingbirds at work although this photo was taken before the burning started and a few months before the pandemic hit but after an earthquake struck. I miss the old hummingbird days.