A few days ago, John Farrier showed Neatorama readers what a flock of hummingbirds looks like. This is what exquisite macros of hummingbirds — specifically, Green-crowned Brilliants (Heliodoxa jacula) — look like.
Photographer Chris Morgan captured these shots on vacation in Costa Rica. A close-up of a hummingbird with the level of detail in the photo above is rare, as the birds are not ones to sit still for photographers. Hummingbirds hover in the air while flapping their wings at at least 50 times per second, enabling them to fly in excess of 30 miles per hour.
See more of Morgan's excellent macros of other birds, insects, spiders and more at his Flickr site.