With wings spun of silver and hearts of gold,
These tiny creatures our hearts behold.
With angelic features and colors so bright,
Make even the heaviest heart seem light.
The magical way they flit through the sky,
They appear, then vanish in the blink of an eye.
They’re sending a message for us to retrieve,
Anything’s possible for those who believe!
Bird Photography: Ruby-throated Hummingbird
How can you not love them? Nature’s tiny jewels flitting here and there in the blink of an eye. Wing-beats so fast that it takes a high speed camera to record the amazing 53 beats per second! During the time of Columbus, the Taino Native Americans called them “a peaceful bird that will defend their territory with the heart of an Eagle.” The fragile beauty of nature, a beauty that we should not allow to fade.
The following photos were taken with a Canon 7D and a Canon 400mm f/4 L IS lens. Simply click a thumbnail below for a full-sized view. ©2011 John Briggs Photography