Sunday, June 22, 2014

Aiming High


This tiny little hummingbird was aiming for a very tall century plant bloom when my shutter caught him mid-flight.  He and a friend were buzzing all around the blooms.


I looked to see if I had a photo of the whole century plant so you could see just how tall it is and this one is the only one I could find.  Obviously, I took it back when the Chihuly exhibit was at the garden.  The flowers on the century plant hadn't opened fully when I took this shot but, you can see how tall it is.

I have a new post on Sharon's Sojourns today.  I'm making a visit to one of my favorite fountains.

16 comments:

Kate said...

Great capture of that remarkable little bird.

Lowell said...

A century plant must be a hundred years old? Kudos on getting that wee hummingbird so sharp! Your fast on the button!

cieldequimper said...

What a shot! I wish I could see hummingbirds in person!

Love the whole view in the second shot!

Thérèse said...

This century plant is the tallest I have ever seen I think!
and the hummingbird such a dear little bird.

RedPat said...

Fabulous shot, Sharon!

PerthDailyPhoto said...

Oh well done on catching the humming bird and well done it for reaching high :) We have some weird and wonderful plants here in Oz but you certainly match them Sharon :)

Lowell said...

Thanks for your comment, Sharon. Got me to thinking...if I were a century plant I'd bloom not too far down the road! :)

Filip Demuinck said...

Great bird shot.

Greetings,
Filip

William Kendall said...

A beautiful hummer!

Randy said...

Great shot of the hummingbird!

Steve Reed said...

That IS a great shot of the hummingbird. They move so fast I'm impressed you could get it so clear. I tried to shoot some swooping swallows (tongue-twister) yesterday and I couldn't get a very clear image, even with a fast shutter.

Thanks for the info about the Desert Rose! I'd grow one if I were in the right climate. :)

llandudnopictures said...

Amazing photo of an amazing bird!

Hilda said...

The little hummingbird that could!

I'm so glad you posted the 2nd photo - Chihuly's works are just so perfect in your desert landscape.

Karl Demetz said...

The photo with the hummingbird is amazing!

Kathy said...

You obviously snapped the shutter just at the perfect moment!

José Mendonça said...

I love every shot of these gorgeous gardens you post.