Monday, April 13, 2015

The Attraction of Red


My early Sunday morning walk at the garden yielded a new plant that I hadn't noticed before.  It's either a tree or a shrub with these amazing brilliant red blooms on it.  If you look closely, you'll see a hummingbird in there among the bright blooms.


In fact, there was quite a lot of hummingbird activity around this red beauty.

20 comments:

Karl Demetz said...

The red blooms are very eye-catching, but I love that little hummingbird !

Mersad said...

I also love the red color, piercing through the images.

Mersad
Mersad Donko Photography

Steve Reed said...

I think it's a coral bean, if I'm not mistaken. The beans are supposed to be poisonous, but clearly not the flowers!

Fotolosopher said...

Looks like chilis! Love that hummingbird! But it needs a home, like the home I showed today! :)

Birdman said...

I was thinking chillis too. Sad. Lowell and I on the same wavelength this AM.

llandudnopictures said...

What a fantastic spot!

Judy said...

You got some nice pictures of this little jewel. One time I was working in the yard and had a red hat on and I had three of them checking out the hat.

RedPat said...

Fabulous shots, Sharon!

cieldequimper said...

If I was a hummingbird, I think I'd love these flowers too!

Jenny Woolf said...

How beautiful. And I can't get over how well that humming bird is camouflaged.

Randy said...

They certainly are attracted to that color.

William Kendall said...

A lovely red, and that hummer's a beauty.

Thérèse said...

Exquisite with the humming bird.

Catalyst said...

That hummingbird looks confused by the plethora of red.

GreensboroDailyPhoto said...

I'm with Karl. What a capture with the hummingbird. You are such a great photographer!

Janis
GDP

Halcyon said...

I was so attracted by the red, I almost didn't see the hummers. Amazing shots!

Kate said...

The hummingbirds must find that vivid red to be very seductive

José Mendonça said...

Sharon, you always make me happy with your hummingbird shots. So beautiful!

Kathy said...

That hummer hit the jackpot when it found this plant!

Jack said...

Good job! It is hard to catch a hummingbird. They seem to be in constant motion.