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Early morning bath

SONY ILCE-7RM5, f/2.8, 1/3200 sec, ISO 640

Early in the morning, when the sun is just starting to rise, a small Costa’s Hummingbird flits down to a shallow puddle of water. It dips its tiny feet into the cool, clear liquid, and starts to bathe. The water droplets catch the light and sparkle, making the little bird look as if it is covered in diamonds.

The hummingbird dips its beak into the water and splashes it onto its back and feathers, shaking its body to help the water reach every nook and cranny. The gentle splashing sounds mix with the quiet chirping of the awakening birds in the surrounding trees, creating a peaceful and tranquil atmosphere.

As the hummingbird continues to bathe, it fluffs its feathers, stretching out its wings and enjoying the sensation of the water on its skin. It is a peaceful and intimate moment, and the little bird seems to be relishing in the sensation of being clean and refreshed.

Suddenly, the hummingbird stops, tilts its head to one side, and listens. It seems to have heard something, and with a quick shake of its feathers, it takes off back into the sky, leaving behind only the gentle ripples in the puddle.

The sight of a Costa’s hummingbird taking a bath in a puddle of water early in the morning is a reminder of the simple pleasures of nature. It is a moment of tranquility and beauty, and a reminder of the delicate balance between all living things.

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