Tag: hummingbird

Fast Little Hummers

It’s been a little while since I’ve spent some time with the tweeties. I’ve had a couple of wonderful adventures but the wildlife were non existent in Paris and elusive and sparse in Maine. It is true that as an artist, and yes…as a photographer I can begin […]

A Humdinger of a Hummingbird

This beautiful capture of a Ruby Throated Hummingbird actually came with much effort. First, enlist a friend that has both the equipment and the know how to set up a flash station to capture said hummingbird. Mega flash with the Einstein 640WS light control by Paul C. Buff […]

Rufous Tailed Hummingbird

One of the medium-sized hummingbirds seen in the cloud forest of Costa Rica is the Rufous Tailed hummingbird. Found through Central America from Mexico to the northern border of Peru, their reddish tail and pink beak is distinctive. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Now for some housekeeping – This blog has been […]

Violet Sabrewing

The video above has just been released by the Cornell Lab of Ornithology. For 100 years, Cornell has been studying and researching the avian world. With over 10,00 species on our planet, their efforts in understanding the natural world and conservation efforts has educated generations throughout the past […]

Rufous Tailed Hummingbird

Costa Rica, the land of the hummingbirds. The wide variety of hummingbirds seen throughout the country is spectacular, and the opportunity to have close views of them are bountiful. This week will is hummingbird week. A bird a day, that’s what 2016 will bring. This Rufous Tailed Hummingbird […]

Dressed in Green

  The Hummingbird by Harry Kemp The sunlight speaks.  And it’s voice is a bird: It glitters half-guessed half seen half-heard Above the flower bed. Over the lawn … A flashing dip and it is gone. And all it lends to the eye is this — A sunbeam […]

Sweet Nectar

Wings fluttering quicker than the eye can see, The little Hummingbird searching for sweet nectar Stopped at the flower, thinking to itself The sweetest one, this one must be Like a helicopter, hovering above, It’s long beak piercing the target, Sucking with its straw and drawing it near, […]

Within my Garden

Within my Garden, rides a Bird Upon a single Wheel— Whose spokes a dizzy Music make As ’twere a travelling Mill— He never stops, but slackens Above the Ripest Rose— Partakes without alighting And praises as he goes, Till every spice is tasted— And then his Fairy Gig […]

Clearwing Sphinx Moth

Hovering over the bee balm this afternoon there was an imitator. Pretending to be as a hummingbird, appeared this Hummingbird Clearwing Sphinx Moth. An unusual visitor at the manor, this hummingbird moth dined on the bright pink blossoms, moving in circular fashion around each flower. Such an unusual […]


To photograph is to hold one’s breath, when all faculties converge to capture fleeting reality. It’s at that precise moment that mastering an image becomes a great physical and intellectual joy. Henri Cartier-Bresson