Spirits of the Wind

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© Andrea Petersen
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UploadedMay 31, 2013
TakenMay 30, 2013
MakeNikon Corporation
Exposure1/200 sec at f/7.0999999046326
FlashNo Flash
Focal Length185 mm
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Who walked upon the wings of the wind: who maketh his angels spirits?.... Psalms 104: 3-4

Hummingbird wings
Wound up to full power
Are as if set on springs...
Flying hour after hour...

Oh angel spirits... go there
With the birds of the air,
To commute with them,
Til' the light grows dim.

Poetry by me, AJP

It is extremely difficult to capture the precise moment of a hummingbird in motion as it
flies in the right spot.

22 responses

  • Donna Mullins

    Donna Mullins (Deleted) gave props (30 May 2013):

    AWESOME catch and composition! I love the movement of the wings!

  • Donald Garrett

    Donald Garrett gave props (30 May 2013):

    Outstanding! We won't see these little guys for another month yet.

  • James Wiley

    James Wiley gave props (30 May 2013):

    The background colours make this such a standout!

  • Ann Reece

    Ann Reece gave props (30 May 2013):

    WOW - FANTASTIC capture of the hummingbird!!! Love the motion of the wings!

  • Hilda Cox

    Hilda Cox gave props (30 May 2013):

    stunning capture Andrea !!!

  • Heather Mellon

    Heather Mellon   gave props (30 May 2013):

    A fabulous capture of the motion of his wings!! An outstanding shot in every way and so very beautiful!

  • Michele Wambaugh

    Michele Wambaugh (Deleted) gave props (31 May 2013):

    FAB hummer capture, Andrea! Beautiful color & I love those little tucked up feet!

  • Maggie Posh

    Maggie Posh (Deleted) said (31 May 2013):

    Absolutely Gorgeous Picture Andrea...I would so love to capture a shot like this...Well done You!

  • Deborah Downes

    Deborah Downes gave props (31 May 2013):

    Perfect title and poem for this outstanding image.

  • Lew Harford

    Lew Harford gave props (31 May 2013):

    Nice one!

  • Richard Knight

    Richard Knight gave props (31 May 2013):

    Good gracious!

  • Andrea Petersen

    Andrea Petersen said (31 May 2013):

    Thank you all your kind words...If you want to see some really gorgeous hummingbirds please
    check out Lew Harford's site...You can find his link in the list of comments above..

  • Salvador Gonzalez

    Salvador Gonzalez gave props (31 May 2013):

    Nice title

  • Leslie Hunziker

    Leslie Hunziker   gave props (1 Jun 2013):

    fantastic catch of these quirky little guys. love how you captured the wing motion.

  • Tomma Henckel

    Tomma Henckel gave props (2 Jun 2013):

    Amazing capture. I love the motion in the blur of the wings.

  • Joerg Schlagheck

    Joerg Schlagheck gave props (5 Jun 2013):

    Fantastic capture!

  • Al Gieryna

    Al Gieryna gave props (7 Jun 2013):

    Superb shot!


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  • Zapata Juan P

    Zapata Juan P gave props (11 Jun 2013):

    So great capture ;)

  • Randy Turoff

    Randy Turoff gave props (29 Jul 2013):

    Perfectly lovely. The blurred green and the blur of the wings were well-captured.

  • R L

    R L gave props (10 Aug 2013):

    The detail on this is AMAZING! So beautiful!

  • Patrick Westerfield

    Patrick Westerfield gave props (30 Apr 2015):

    great motion blur effect on the wings; perfect for Moments Caught photo challenge

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