13th Annual Smithsonian.com Photo Contest
We had had some very wet weather on this particular day. As the morning gave way to afternoon, the clouds gave way to sunny skies. It was a work day for me but I stopped on my route to breathe in some fresh air and get some sun on my face. As I was readying to hop out of my car this bird was in the gravel right next to me. I rummaged around to grab my camera as his beautiful red feathers caught my eye. He flew into the tree before me and I started snapping is pictures. His feathers were clearly still wet as I watched him groom himself. I was most pleased with this image as he is surrounded by his beautiful natural habitat.
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||April 7, 2015, 12:01 a.m.