I like bright red blossoms and so do Ruby-throated hummingbirds (Archilochus coloubris). We are frequently seeing these tiny birds at the Royal Catchfly (Silene regia) blossoms. I wanted to get a photograph, and with camera in hand, I chose this spot to wait and hope.
Before too long, a hummingbird appeared. It took several tries, but I eventually captured this image.
We thoroughly enjoy having these tiny, fast-moving birds in the backyard. They are one of our favorite summer residents and fun to have around, even if they are a challenge to photograph!