With his red eyes and spotted breast, the Cactus Wren is the handsome state bird of Arizona.
Behind the lens.
I had photographed this species many times on cactus, where it builds nests year round, but this was the first time I photographed him on the ground. I like how the warm colors in the pebbles mimic his spotted breast.
Cactus WrenbirdArizonaJohn Ashley