Tag: ruby throated hummingbird

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 […]

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 […]

Fleeting

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

Never Get Tired of Hummers

I must admit, now that the hummers are here I’ve been a bit addicted to constantly being on the outlook for them. I have definitely confirmed that there are at least two of them, and perhaps up to four that buzz in and out of my garden. They’ve […]

Strength & Perseverance

The tiny hummingbird is so strong and fierce. This teeny thing travels thousands of miles, wings fluttering in a blur. Taking nearly 250 breaths per minute and a heart rates up to 1250 per minute. The smallest bird in North America, the Ruby Throated Hummingbird is fueling up […]

The Hummingbird

A flitter, a flutter and a chatter away, the Ruby Throated Hummingbird busily darts in and out of sight. Bejeweled in emerald and ruby, its delicate elegance shimmering in the hot summer sun. Sipping strongly from the sweet nectar, she suddenly zips off in rapid flight.