Fancy of Flight by Kenneth Haley



Sizing Information

Small 23.2" x 15.5"
Medium 33.1" x 22.0"
Large 46.9" x 31.2"
Note: Includes a 3/16" white border


  • Printed on 185gsm semi gloss poster paper
  • Custom cut to three maximum sizes – A2, A1 & A0
  • 5mm white border to assist in framing
  • Tack them to your bedroom door, or frame

A tiny tail feather of a hummingbird crosses beneath the wing of a blue widow skimmer. Photo taken in the Owen Rose Garden, Eugene, Oregon, USA. September 2013.


  • Larry Trupp
    Larry Truppover 1 year ago

    Very nice capture

  • Jane Neill-Hancock
    Jane Neill-Han...over 1 year ago

    fascinating work!!! marvelous capture.

  • Thank you, Jane. It was a gift, like most of my nature photos. Has anyone touched a dragonfly with a hummingbird feather before? The dragonfly seemed to know the feather and didn’t complain.

    – Kenneth Haley

  • artwhiz47
    artwhiz47over 1 year ago

    What a bit of miniature stained glass… or leaded glass, at least! Such a fantastic juxtaposition of a couple of Nature’s most fascinating (& aesthetic) creatures. Nice going, Comet!

  • Thank you, Sheila dear. This experience is part of a series of miracles that began on August 21 when I rescued a downed hummingbird and held it in my hand. Two days later I recovered the lifeless body of another hummingbird and plucked a few tail feathers before putting her to rest in the back yard. As I was working with one of the feathers in the city’s rose garden, a dragonfly landed nearby. It let me actually pet it on the wings and head with that feather and another hummer feather. Within a few minutes, I was able to pet another dragonfly and a butterfly with a hummer feather, and almost petted a garden fly with it. I often touch bees and spiders with the feathers I work with, but never such skittish insects as the ones I touched yesterday. I was fortunate to get a few shots showing the dragonfly’s wing pattern. Really a highlight of my nature series!

    – Kenneth Haley

  • artwhiz47
    artwhiz47over 1 year ago

    Now that is one great story, Ken!! You are clearly the Universal Whisperer; not sure exactly what that means, but you get the point…. In any case, I’m enchanted.

  • Carla Wick/Jandelle Petters
    Carla Wick/Jan...over 1 year ago

    This is SO beautiful Ken! Have you shared with us on FB? I wanna…………..would u mind?

  • Carla Wick/Jandelle Petters
    Carla Wick/Jan...over 1 year ago

    I completely missed the story til I commented…how WONDERFUL!!! My birthday was the 19th…right before you rescued the hummer….awesome celebration of life!

  • Thanks so much, Carla! Yes, I posted it on FB with a link to Fine Art America. The story is actually a bit more special, including the fact your birthday was almost the same day. It was actually the 6-year anniversary of my daughter’s passing (she died in 2007 at the age of 25). At her funeral a Native American drum group performed. One of the Indian drummers gave a little speech explaining that in the native culture, the appearance of hummingbirds and dragonflies are a sign of the next life. I have been making quite a bit of art with the tiny hummer feathers, and the session with the compliant dragonflies (and skipper butterfly) lends itself to an album of its own. But please share my post on FB, that would be a sweet tribute to the hummingbird and Maryam.

    – Kenneth Haley

  • sriarts
    sriarts11 months ago

    Excellent shot!

  • Thank you very much, Sri! I like your artwork, too. Very nice website, happy to meet you!

    – Kenneth Haley

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