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Virginia Beach, VA, United States
During a rain shower in August, this young hummingbird landed on the tomato cage in my garden. He was having the best time flapping and swooning while the drops of rain hit him. I was shooting the pictures out from my opened kitchen window, but it didn’t disturb him. He was in the moment and loving the shower.
Category 2: Bathing Beauties
Humming in the Rain
Fantastic shot, so expressive!
Thanks for the comment! He was such a silly bird, but so precious to watch.
They are amazing little birds and you caught one enjoying the rain. So adorable!
So Cute…he’s so joyful 🙂
Definitely a Bathing Beauty.
What a precious shot. You have such a good eye!
An image of joy!
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