This lovely lady hummingbird flew into the cabin cover on my ATV when I lifted the side flap and got in today. She could not find her way back out even when I raised the side window flap and she kept flying just over my head.
I very gently caught her in my cupped hands! I very gently petted her head and back and she settled down and lay quietly in my open hand?. I took her outside and opened my hand while I took this image then she flew away but continued to hover near me for a full minute.
What a great experience for me to see her so still and up close, she was so beautiful with so many shades of green and gorgeous patterns on her feathers. If you look very closely you can see patterns in her feathers around her eyes that look like eye lashes. I had never seen that feature in any of the close up images I have taken of these beautiful birds.
P.S. ~ I was glad my hand was clean when I saw this image! ☺☺☺
*Taken at our Home in Southeast Missouri USA.
Fuji Finepix S5800 set on macro
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