I was taking a photo of these claret cup cactus blossoms a few weeks ago when all of a sudden a hummingbird flew into the frame. I definitely wasn’t prepared for a hummingbird — my shutter speed was too slow — but I managed to get a few shots anyway. He was there for only 2 or 3 seconds at the most.
A two-tailed swallowtail drinks from a claret cup cactus blossom high in the Sandias.
Walkingstick cholla in the Sandia foothills, silhouetted by last night’s colorful sunset.