Ruby Throated Hummingbird In The Rain

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© Andrea Petersen

Photo license: © All rights reserved

And he shall be as the light of the morning, when the sun riseth, even a morning without clouds; as the tender grass springing out of the earth by clear shining after rain..
II Samuel 23:4

The male hummingbird
Rapidly stirred
His translucent wings
Strumming with the rain
Like nimble fingers
playing guitar strings.
Sometimes he lingers
As he rises into the air
Without any strain
To sip his nectar...
Poetry by me AJP

It was very overcast when I shot this picture this afternoon and it was raining quite a lot when the hummingbird made his appearance....He really lifted the spirits greatly with his beauty on a dark and gloomy day. I love these little birds..

9 responses

  • Sonia Adam Murray

    Sonia Adam Murray gave props (21 Jun 2011):

    Wonderful!

  • Richard Knight

    Richard Knight gave props (21 Jun 2011):

    Stunning, too.

  • Leslie Hunziker

    Leslie Hunziker   gave props (21 Jun 2011):

    beautiful against the dark green background.

  • Regenia Brabham

    Regenia Brabham gave props (22 Jun 2011):

    The overcast sky made this an even more difficult shot. This is awesome and the colors are wonderful!!!

  • JanElle

    JanElle   gave props (22 Jun 2011):

    I love how perfectly you captured his colours and eyes!! They are guaranteed to brighten anyone's day.. this image brightened mine, too!

  • elfriede fulda

    elfriede fulda gave props (23 Jun 2011):

    In addition to this being such a wonderful shot, I just love the dark green background

  • Deborah Downes

    Deborah Downes   gave props (25 Jun 2011):

    I love these little birds, too, and you sure captured this one beautifully.

  • Judy and Wayne Wanamaker

    Judy and Wayne Wanamaker gave props (25 Jun 2011):

    A wonderful capture! I love the way the darkness saturated the colors.

  • Ann Reece

    Ann Reece   gave props (26 Jun 2011):

    Excellent photo Andrea!!!! The dark green background really makes the little hummer pop out!

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