Friday, April 24, 2009

PhotoHunt: Protect(ion)


The PhotoHunt theme this week is "Protect(ion)"

This female Rubythroat Hummingbird is enjoying the "Protection" of this White Orchid tree. Feel free to click on the image for a better look.

In between feeding at the flowers and nectar feeders, hummingbirds will periodically fly up to a protected high branch of a nearby tree or other perch, to observe their surroundings and scan for predators and other potential dangers.

This photo was taken this past January in my backyard. Now that spring is here, the hummingbirds have migrated North again, and won't return until the fall. I explain the irony in my Nature Notes post over at Flamingo Musings. Please stop by if you get a chance!

Happy Weekend, All!


45 comments:

Leslie said...

Wonderful picture for this week! :)

Life Ramblings said...

great entry for the theme.

SASSY MOM said...

Lovely photo and nice take for this week's theme.

Willa :) said...

i wish my backyard here will get those visitors too,they are so pretty!

laagan said...

this quite good. so environment friendly hehehe..thanks for visiting my site.

Cindy OFarrell said...

Nice picture!! Learning something new every time I visit other PhotoHunters.

Aloha,
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Cindy O

julie said...

What a lovely photo, it was a good thing you were able to take a photo of the bird :)

YTSL said...

Nice composition for that shot! :)

CRIZ LAI said...

It's great that you manage to take such a nice shot. I wonder why I could get a closer shot all the time.

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candi said...

Great photo! And nice take on the theme.

Happy weekend.

Alice Audrey said...

I'm not used to seeing them land.

srp said...

Lovely framing... I guess if they have left your area, they must be on the way to our place. We should be seeing them already, but it has been cool.

Mudhooks said...

I love hummingbirds but rarely see them.

Becky said...

I like how you were able to frame the hummingbird in the branches. Great composition and a good choice for the theme.

Mine is posted here.

jams o donnell said...

What a wonderful shot. I have never seen a hummingbird in the flesh (or feather?) Happy weekend

Aileni said...

Good one - it rather looks as if this theme will be diverse.

SnoopyTheGoon said...

That's a beautiful bird, no questions.

Have a great weekend!

Mariposa said...

I love how you've frame it!

JyLnC said...

Such a delicate bird and I love the beak! Great capture!


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Liz said...

What an amazing shot!

bingskee said...

that is what is lovely about trees. they give shade and protection, too!

Sunny Sweet Pea said...

That is a beautiful picture!

Isolated Existence said...

So cute and tiny!

momgen said...

It is cute. Thanks for coming by. Happy weekend. My link is wrong in your Mr Linky sorry.

PinkynAsh said...

a beautiful picture showing protection.

Cookie said...

wonderful shot!! the hummingbird looks so proud to have found a good branch to perch on :)

Photohunt : Protectors of Peace

Hootin' Anni said...

You were so lucky, in my book, to have captured such a wonderful photo. Wow.

Here's MINE Happy Saturday to you.

gigi said...

That is awesome! Beautiful!

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Tara R. said...

Nice take on this week's theme. Great capture on the little hummingbird... beautiful!

Carver said...

I love this shot. Hummingbirds are so hard to shoot because they move so fast. You did a great job and this was a good take on the theme.

GigiSxm said...

i love hummingbirds, great take on the theme

Daisy said...

I have never seen a hummingbird that looks like that before! I wonder why no hummingbirds visit my yard? Maybe we do not have the right kind of trees for them. That tree looks pretty!

Sherry said...

What a beautiful photo!

Have a nice weekend.

Mariana @ Riding With No Hands said...

A hummingbird is a rare sighting. Beautiful photo!

napaboaniya said...

Nice interpretation of this week's theme ;)

PowersTwinB said...

I just saw two hummingbirds this morning here in Michigan...time to get my feeder out! I love your photo sweetie! Thank you for visiting my hunt!

Tammy said...

Beautiful picture!

Randi said...

Lovely photo. I have never seen a hummingsbird. Nice take for this week's theme.

MidniteScrapper said...

Just wonderful...so neat that you caught it being still. =]

Mominin said...

That's an amazing shot! Love it!

healingmagichands said...

Beautiful shot. It is hard to get good hummingbird pictures because of their penchant for not sitting still.

Laura said...

That is a beautiful photo. Thanks for sharing.
Blessings
~*~

ramblingwoods.com said...

wow...42 comments...This is great for the theme RJ and a good response...

Mrs Mecomber said...

Quite the stunning shot!

I'm a little late with my PH this week; I'm catching up after a busy weekend. :)

Mrs. Mecomber
http://newyorktraveler.net

2sweetnsaxy said...

Nice entry. I guess the leaves of the tree do protect the birds.
:-)

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