Hummer, face to face at the Gazing Ball

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hummingbird, face to face with its reflection in the mirror ball. you can see the way its wings are moving as it "puts on the brakes" as it gets close to the glass ball.
captured from open front window


alandrapal - Aug 12, 2008 05:03 AM EDT
thanks Alex D. Glad you like it. I like the bit of its eye that is visible. I'm up at the window hiding amongst the fronds in the hanging basket :) (this was captured the previous summer).
Pinetree3 - Aug 12, 2008 04:59 AM EDT
Sorry I did not see this before. Another amazing photo. It is a bit confusing, because of the disortion caused by the mirror ball makes it look like just about everything in the photo is a reflection. Hard to believe that we are looking at the back of the bird poised up against that ball. Simply a great angle on this shot. Love to see that detail on the back of the bird including the tail. You rarely see that on a hummingbird. Well done.
Guest - Sep 23, 2007 03:59 PM EDT
thanks for the nice comments, Janice - much appreciated :)
Guest - Sep 22, 2007 04:09 PM EDT
It gives me the feeling of seeing the world by hummers eyes. Great pic!!
Guest - Sep 17, 2007 09:35 PM EDT
thanks again Nancy, much appreciated, am happy you enjoy the pics :)
Guest - Sep 10, 2007 10:48 PM EDT
beautiful shot,this guy is really colorful! Love Nancy
Guest - Sep 10, 2007 03:50 PM EDT
what a nice treat to have so many lovely comments, Jas. Thanks so much! am just happy you like them.
Guest - Sep 10, 2007 09:29 AM EDT
I love the way the humming bird's tail feathers are splayed out and the colours in this photo' are beautiful.
Guest - Aug 24, 2007 09:45 PM EDT
many thanks, Vivienne, for the nice comments. glad you like it :)
Guest - Aug 24, 2007 06:59 PM EDT
What a fantastic photo. The colours are so rich and bright. What perfect timing.
Guest - Aug 24, 2007 04:57 PM EDT
thankyou Carol. haven't seen any hummers around here today, so perhaps they've finally left.
Guest - Aug 20, 2007 06:03 AM EDT
Great capture of the little beauty! Carol
Guest - Aug 18, 2007 09:05 PM EDT
Hi Golda, thanks for the nice comments, - had just said the same thing to DH about the feathers resembling fish scales :) - maybe you're right about the other life too :)
Guest - Aug 18, 2007 07:50 PM EDT
Spectacular series of these little ones Alandra. The back of the bird looks as tho' it is made of some kind of fish scales. You seem to have quite a symbiotic connection with hummingbirds...another life perhaps???
Guest - Aug 18, 2007 04:02 PM EDT
thankyou Alan and Anne, for the nice comments, glad you like it. That hummer sure does look like a giant one :)
Guest - Aug 18, 2007 12:21 PM EDT
Such a beautiful picture, Alandra. I loved it. Beauty at the ball. *g*
Guest - Aug 18, 2007 11:40 AM EDT
Excellent photo Alandra! Love all of the colors, especially the tail feathers and all of the flowers. That is one big Hummingbird with it's beak on top of the house LOL..

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