Everything I thought I knew about gorgets (the irridescent feathers around the male hummingbird's throat) is wrong. I thought the bird needed to face the sun for us to see the irridescence. Not true; on this completely overcast day (which provided a nice white backdrop; almost like I brought the bird into a studio with a light box) the colors still shine through; it turns out the hummingbird aims the colors at you.
Anna's Hummingbird. Chosen as one of the preloaded display images on the new 10" Google Nexus tablet.
Hummingbird, Palo Alto Baylands (Duck Pond)
Hummingbird, Palo Alto Baylands Duck Pond. (Selected as one of the images in the first Google Pack Screensaver, 2006.)