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309/365: "Your success and happiness lies in you. Resolve to keep happy, and your joy and you shall form an invincible host against difficulties." ~ Helen Keller

309/365: "Your success and happiness lies in you. Resolve to keep happy, and your joy and you shall form an invincible host against difficulties." ~ Helen Keller
2 more pictures above ! :)

This morning I looked out the kitchen window and saw this adorable hummingbird sitting on a branch. I think they are so darn cute when they are sitting still, and I watched in joy while it turned its head this way and that. When it didn't fly away, I thought, "Oh...I'll try..." and I zoomed to get my camera, returning to find it still sitting happily! I took pictures through the window, but when it kept sitting there, I thought, "I wonder if I could open the back door and get a little bit better angle?" I tried...and this darling little bird watched me slowly creep over without fear. I managed to get this picture and several others before it flew off, returning an instant later for a sip of nectar from the hummingbird feeder before really flying off! :) Yay for adorable hummingbirds!!! :D (I am pretty sure this is an Anna's Hummingbird. Its throat feathers are red when the sun hit them, but its back was facing the sun so I wasn't able to get those gorgeous, gleaming feathers to light up for the camera.)

Helen Adams Keller (June 27, 1880 – June 1, 1968) was an American author, political activist, and lecturer. She was the first deafblind person to earn a Bachelor of Arts degree. The story of how Keller's teacher, Anne Sullivan, broke through the isolation imposed by a near complete lack of language, allowing the girl to blossom as she learned to communicate, has become widely known through the dramatic depictions of the play and film The Miracle Worker. Her birthday on June 27 is commemorated as Helen Keller Day in the U.S. state of Pennsylvania and was authorized at the federal level by presidential proclamation by President Jimmy Carter in 1980, her 100th birthday. Wikipedia: Helen Keller

Explored on November 6, 2013. Highest placement, page 4.

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31 comments - The latest ones
 Chrissy
Chrissy club
no hummingbirds in this area here ... :-( thanks for sharing this beautiful one
6 years ago.
 Marcel-78/85
Marcel-78/85
Very good composition,great shot.
6 years ago.
 Barra1man
Barra1man
A terrific hummingbird catch, Janet! Dandy composition and detail.
Have a splendid day!

Seen and Appreciated in From (T)here to Ipernity.
6 years ago.
 Barra1man
Barra1man
Hi again.

Seen and Appreciated in Nature!! No Limits.
6 years ago.
 Pam J
Pam J club
Wonderful catch !

Ours have left now....
6 years ago.
 Chrissy S
Chrissy S
Beautiful Janet, in fact breathtaking and I so love those moments where they choose to share their little bit of space with you.
6 years ago.
 Jaap van 't Veen
Jaap van 't Veen club
Outstanding image !!
6 years ago.
 Eunice Perkins
Eunice Perkins club
I'm glad you managed to get your camera and take this delightful photo!
6 years ago.
 sasithorn_s
sasithorn_s club
Lovely detailed close up, Janet!!

Seen and admired in : # NEW #
6 years ago.
 Mike (Bogger3)
Mike (Bogger3)
Lovely shot Janet
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6 years ago.
 Treasa Ui Cionaodha
Treasa Ui Cionaodha club
Thanks for adding your high quality picture on Nature Fine Pictures Gallery
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Nature fine pictures gallery
Stunning capture here. Well done Janet. Regards Tess.
6 years ago.
 Penny
Penny
Its so pretty!
6 years ago.
 Blueman
Blueman
Great photos and close up!
6 years ago.
 Rambonp
Rambonp
++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++Masterpieces +++++++++++++++++++>>>>..
6 years ago.
 Fizgig
Fizgig
Sweet =) Great shot, too!
6 years ago.
 Dave Hilditch
Dave Hilditch
Lovely image, Janet. Great view of the hummingbird. I like the mushrooms too - especially when they're sizzling in a pan alongside some bacon!
6 years ago.
 Antonio Diaz  Pedraza
Antonio Diaz Pedraz…
Excelente
6 years ago.
 Chip Miller
Chip Miller
Lovely series, Janet. Looks like a young male Anna's to me as well. Amazing how the color of the gorget can change in different light. The macro is beautiful work as well. Aren't all skunks striped? :)
6 years ago.
Janet Brien club has replied to Chip Miller
No, they are also spotted! Here's a video of one standing on its front legs to be able to spray higher into the air! www.youtube.com/watch?v=WTQc-WEb5h8
6 years ago.
 milvavr
milvavr
great captures!!!
6 years ago.
 Don Sutherland
Don Sutherland club
Stunning capture and great quote.
6 years ago.
 Charlie
Charlie
Une merveille cet oiseaux capture sensationnelle !!!
6 years ago.
 Eileen
Eileen
Lovely images
6 years ago.
 Soeradjoen (very limited time)
Soeradjoen (very lim… club
Great capture!

Well Done!!
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6 years ago.
 Mags:-) off for a while
Mags:-) off for a wh…
Very cute catch:O) Well done!
6 years ago.
 tiabunna
tiabunna club
A lovely shot of the hummingbird. Isn't it a great feeling when the wildlife cooperates! Seen in www.ipernity.com/group/prime-lenses.
6 years ago.
 Malik Raoulda
Malik Raoulda club
A remarkable and hard work .. It has always expect new and big surprises .... Magnificent.
6 years ago.
 ~Roxanne~
~Roxanne~
Fantastic shot, Janet! Every detail is so clear! And congrats on Explore!
6 years ago.
 Nourel Lind
Nourel Lind
Il est adorable !!
Superbe prise
6 years ago.
 Keith Burton
Keith Burton club
Janet you are so lucky to have these beautiful little birds in your garden!! Getting close enough to shoot it with a 100mm lens must have taken some doing :) Excellent capture :)
6 years ago.
 Trudy Tuinstra
Trudy Tuinstra club
a beauty
6 years ago.

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