Anatomy of a Hummingbird's Tongue
by Steve Abbott
(Cameron Park, CA)
This Anna's Hummingbird has been visiting our feeders all year (they are year-round residents in California). I was shooting out the slider when she decided to stretch out her tongue. You can see where the tongue forks here (before wrapping itself around the skull and attaching between the eyes). I used a Canon 5D with the 100-400mm L lens and a bracket mounted EX550 flash.