Thursday, January 10, 2013

At ease in front of a camera...


You all know that I go to the Desert Botanical Garden quite often and I always find something to photograph no matter what time of year.  Since the end of November, I've seen this little guy sitting in almost the exact same spot on four separate visits.  It happened again when I visited on Tuesday afternoon.  The strange thing about this (besides being in the same spot all the time) is that the spot I find him in is within arms reach of the walkway into the garden; right there at the entrance watching all the people coming and going.  Another strange thing is that I can stand there for several minutes clicking away with the camera.  I actually saw someone hold up an iPhone just a few feet away from him and take a photo.  And, yes, I've seen him fly away so I know he's real.  I'd say this little fellow enjoys having his photo taken as much as he enjoys watching the people walk by.

15 comments:

llandudnopictures said...

Clearly loves company, what a great little bird!

JM said...

You have a new friend. How lovely!

Mo said...

You are becoming an expert with you bird photos

Lowell said...

What a unique and beautiful creature. Can't help but wonder what it is thinking with all the cameras pointed his/her way! And this is a very nice photo!

Thérèse said...

Adorable!
He must know everything about you not wanting anything else than a good chat and a picture...

Roseann said...

And does anyone know what kind of bird this is? His purple feathers are magnificent!

Sharon said...

Roseann, this is an Anna's Hummingbird!

glenda said...

The official DBG greeter!

Judy said...

I know it's hard to catch these little guys sitting still. You are lucky to have found one that will pose for you.

Karl Demetz said...

A friendly little bird, nice!

Mary Helen-Art Saves Lives said...

This is where my traveling exhibit will be in May!!! I love this place already! Peace, Mary Helen Fernandez Stewart

Jack said...

Pigeons and gulls are the only birds I know that will stand their ground against the onset of homo sapiens. Was this hummingbird crossed with a pigeon or gull?

You must have been the kind of student who read ahead. I hated you when we were in school. The other viewers will get a link to the HDC website on Saturday!

Randy said...

Nice colors.

PerthDailyPhoto said...

Haha! I'm glad you clarified that Sharon, I was thinking hmmmm! I wonder if... he's a little beauty, what a gem of a neck piece he/she's wearing.

Cindy said...

I guess he's used to having a lot of people around- wonderful color and detail in this photo.