Do you ever find yourself going through an SD card deleting unsorted photos, and stumble across a series which seemed to have no promise? The composition is there, or the concept, but the lighting is wrong, or the focus is off, or you went to wide with your shot and they look ridiculous. Maybe if you crop well, or adjust the colours, they'll turn out? Yeah. This was at the tail end of one of those series. It's completely unedited - no cropping, no colour adjustment, just... from my SD card to here.
I'm so sorry it's so enormous, but I was actually looking at it full size on my screen, which only fits the head, part of the thorax and a bit of the right wing... and I was just... amazed at the colours right there. You can actually SEE the scales on the wing. The green in with the orange. This is the kind of photograph I never thought I would shoot.
I am tired but excited sorry everyone.