Flying Jewels

Hummingbirds, the tiniest of all birds, are the only living thing that can come to a full stop whilst traveling at great speed. This curious bird can hover, move forward, backward, up or down in perpetual motion. Some cultures believed the hummingbird was magic because of its speed and talent to appear and disappear so quickly.

We have many territorial hummingbirds in our front and back yards and  we have one or two that we could set our watches by. These little birds think they are the King or Queen of the Roost and quickly chase away any of their kind that invade their space…in the campo.

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Brilliant green hummingbird. Rufous-tailed Hummingbird 1 Rufous-tailed Hummingbird 2 1611 Hummingbird

See more interpretations of this week’s photo challenge, motion, here.

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11 Responses to Flying Jewels

  1. schuttzie says:

    Great photo captures of them! We recently have found a love of hummingbirds when we discovered we could entice them to our yard. They are so beautiful and fun to watch…just amazing creatures!

    • indacampo says:

      They really love hibiscus and the porter weed. They do get quite persnickety with each other once in a while though. ;0

  2. Lola Jane says:

    Hummingbirds are truly one of the most amazing creatures on our planet. Love that you captured them here so beautifully, perfect for the theme this week :). That last one with its head in the flower (hibiscus? — or “gumamela” is what we call them in the Philippines) is precious.

    • indacampo says:

      Gracias! Even though they will go after any colour of hibiscus they love the red ones and also the red rocket fern. I do often catch them being very territorial over the porter weed also, particularly the purple one. 🙂

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  4. They move so quickly and yet you were able to capture then in such detail. Perfect photos for this week’s challenge.

    • indacampo says:

      Gracias! It does take a little patience, although they do get used to me being there after a few minutes. 🙂

  5. You got some great shots there!

  6. timelesslady says:

    Sensational photographs. Hummingbirds visit here in NJ late May/June. This year everything is behind about two weeks so we will see when the hummers arrive. Recently, on a trip to Jamaica I came across their hummingbird, called a Doctor Bird. I love these amazing creatures. Great response to the challenge.

    • indacampo says:

      Gracias! SU has cut back a large part of our gardens in preparation for Wet Season when everything begins to grow like stink again. Our little birdies are now visiting the hanging Rocket Fern so are closer to the front windows. This entertains Dos Gatos from a safe distance. 🙂

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