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Costa's Hummingbird by LydiaRhianne Costa's Hummingbird by LydiaRhianne
A Costa's Hummingbird (at least I think it is...) at the Desert Museum in Tucson, Arizona. The feathers that make up a hummingbird's gorget do not directly depend on light absorption and reflection as with most other pigmented substances. Instead, the feathers have a different refractive index than air, so when light is reflected off of them, the beautiful iridescent colors are perceived due to interference coloration. Different colors depend on different refractive indices.

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Flame-of-the-Phoenix Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2013   Photographer
Excellent shot as well!! I'm jealous you got a Costa's hummingbird photo, they're so beautiful :la:
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LydiaRhianne Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you! :hug: Yes, I really like their deep, purple color - so pretty! :D
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TeaPhotography Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2012  Professional General Artist
:wow: So pretty! :clap:
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LydiaRhianne Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks, Tea! :huggle:
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mehproductions Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2012
Ooo, the purple/indigo color is really cool!
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LydiaRhianne Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
:D
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MayLPhotography Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Wow! Beautiful shot :love:
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LydiaRhianne Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you, May! :huggle:
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MayLPhotography Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
You're welcome! :D
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BonnieWoodson Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
LOVE! and he's purple, how awesome! Great composition, love the beautiful dof. You even managed to capture his expression. Nicely done! :clap:
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