Thursday, December 3, 2015

Winged Mermaids?

Hummingbird feathers in sunlight remind me of a mermaid's scales...

...shimmery and sequiny, like catching a glimpse of something magical.

Some don't even land on the feeder perch, they prefer to eat on the fly. Then suddenly they zoom away, much like how a mermaid would swim off with one big thrust of her magnificent tail.

They almost always move faster than I can get my camera to focus (hummingbirds, that is, not mermaids!) and when I do capture a clear shot, it's like a special gift.

How wonderful it is to be able to look out my window and see something so extraordinary!

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