Monday, August 20, 2012

Possible Perils



It's cool out this evening, with a slight breeze,

which feels delightful after the stifling heat of this summer. 

I sit on the deck, surrounded by the sounds of birds and insects.


























































A male ruby-throated hummingbird hovers in front of me,

about six inches from my face, for a full twenty seconds.































He turns, and the sun lights his brilliant throat.

I hold still, and wonder how I would fare if he decided to attack.  

(Yikes!)   

Life could be very exciting if all our imaginary perils happened.

And, come to think of it, quite a bit shorter.





Linking with Wild Bird Wednesday



21 comments:

Horst in Edmonton said...

What an awesome experience. Great captures Connie.

pens and needles said...

Wow, that is incredible! Being able to see all the individual feathers and in such brilliant color -- it was worth it to risk your neck (or your whatever!)

Sandra said...

How wonderful to sit out on the deck in the evening breeze surrounded by the sounds of nature! (City girl dreaming again here!!)
Those full-flight shots are wonderful of the hummingbird. How amazing that it was so close to your face! What an exciting experience! I'm glad you weren't attacked, though the thought crossed your mind during the close encounter!
We do well to separate our imaginary perils from reality!!

Ana Mínguez Corella said...

Hi!!!.. Lovely bird and great shots... I really like de black background.. Cheers

Nadege, said...

Incredible captures.

Sharon K said...

Super beautiful!!

Brian King said...

Those are fantastic! Really beautiful shots! Excellent job!

Mary Howell Cromer said...

Such sweet entries of the little hummers. I just sent you an e-mail hope that you get it. Hugs~

Larry said...

Great shots of the Ruby-throated Hummer Connie! I don't think you have to worry about the hummingbirds attacking you, even though they get very aggressive toward other hummers near their feeders. I have never heard of anything like that. I have had them come right up to me many times while filling their feeders. It just makes me feel like part of nature.

mick said...

Great photos of the Hummingbird and how exciting to have one that close to you.

Gillian Olson said...

Beautiful little bird. I have had them come quite close too, but never when I have my camera handy. I think they are trying to figure out if we are rivals.

Pat said...

Lovely shots! I love to hear their little chattering sounds.

Danielle said...

Perfect shots of an incredible beautiful bird...I wish I would see more of them in my backyard gardens.

Gary said...

Stunning shots!! Boom & Gary of the Vermilon River, Canada.

missmeggy said...

wow!great pictures you have there..truly wonderful

Modesto Viegas said...

Well done, great photos!

Jennifer Richardson said...

what a grand thought....our imaginary perils
are really just that.
oh how i need my soul
to soak in that!
i'm grateful your garden visitor
fluttered such brilliant truth
into this post:)
i needed it,
Jennifer

ZielonaMila said...

Beautiful photographs, fantastic views, beautiful bird. I am greeting

momphotographer said...

wonderful shots!!!

Antonio Puig Garcias said...

Hola Connie magnificas fotografias de este Colibri.Un saludo.

Stampmouse said...

wow these are awesome shots