Friday, November 21, 2014

Free as a bird


Late Wednesday afternoon, I decided it was time for a walk at the Desert Botanical Garden so off I went.  I wasn't there 2 minutes when I saw this cute little hummingbird taking advantage of the blooms on a penstemon plant.  There is nothing like a good walk and a little Mother Nature to get the blood flowing.

22 comments:

Karl Demetz said...

What a magnificent picture, Sharon !

Elisabeth Firsching said...

So true! Great pic Sharon :-) Have been there recently, when staying in Scottsdale for a conference. Our timeframe was though, but I loved to see all these wonderful Desert Plants. I love it. when you are posting pictures from there!
Greetings from Austria
Elisabeth

PerthDailyPhoto said...

Totally agree Sharon.. you're lucky to have the Botanical Gardens nearby to snap these sweet little honey eaters.

Birdman said...

If I had a 'superpower' flying might be it.

Lois said...

I love this picture! My hummers seem to have all gone south to avoid these unusually cold temps we are having.

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Gunn said...

Great action shot!
Beautiful details and colours.

Judy said...

You caught this one at just the right moment.

llandudnopictures said...

Super shot!

RedPat said...

A special moment, Sharon!

cieldequimper said...

I envy you! Marvellous photo!

Lowell said...

It's not easy to get a hummingbird in flight like that - well done! Love the light, too!

Thérèse said...

How sweet! I have never seen such colors: flower and bird's together, it's so moving.

Catalyst/Taylor said...

Great photo and a great place to walk and find such subjects.

William Kendall said...

Wow! What a shot!

Randy said...

Wow, I would have thought he would be further south for the Winter.

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Andy said...

Excellent shot Sharon.

Kate said...







Sharp image of the bird and its fluttering wings~

Jack said...

Well done, Sharon. I run across hummingbirds occasionally but every time I end up deleting the photos. I can't get them clear enough and interesting enough .

Kathy said...

Great hummer shot. Even though our temps are similar this time of year we often do have some below-freezing weather so our hummers are long gone to Mexico. I miss them.

José Mendonça said...

I always love your hummingbird shots, Sharon!