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Photo I made in Los Angeles, California, USA. Place were are hummingbirds are Huntington Library and Botanical Garden or Arboretum. This Thursday and Friday I drive there again, to capture more hummings. Ehh.

Dedicated to animal lovers from all world. Historically hummingbirds were killed for their feathers, today they face different but equally devastating threats. Habitat loss and destruction are the hummingbird’s main threats. As hummingbirds are often specially adapted to each unique habitat, each species of hummingbird currently listed as vulnerable or endangered on the IUCN red list are all threatened due to habitat destruction and loss. The earth’s changing temperatures due to climate change are affecting hummingbird migratory patterns, causing different species to be spotted in locations well outside their normal range, where it may be harder for them to find food.
Hummingbirds in the U.S. and around the world have the benefit of being garden and backyard favorites. Many people put out hummingbird feeders or grow flowers that attract hummingbirds in the warmer months that allow these birds to refuel during their long migratory journeys. What’s in sight is often in mind, and many fans of hummingbirds are doing what they can to keep every backyard, park and garden a friendly place for these beautiful birds.
Summer Story

by Mary Oliver

When the hummingbird
sinks its face
into the trumpet vine,
into the funnels

of the blossoms
and the tongue
leaps out
and throbs,

I am scorched
to realize once again
how many small, available things
are in this world

that aren’t
pieces of gold
or power———-
that nobody owns

or could but even
for a hillside of money——-
that just float
in the world,

or drift over the fields,
or into the gardens,
and into the tents of the vines,
and now here I am

spending my time,
as the saying goes,
watching until the watching turns into feeling,
so that I feel I am myself

a small bird with a terrible hunger,
with a thin beak probing and dipping
and a heart that races so fast

it is only a heart beat ahead of breaking———
and I am the hunger and the assuagement,
and also I am the leaves and the blossoms,
and, like them, I am full of delight, and shaking.

Meeli Sonn is an freelance photographer based in Las Vegas, USA. Meeli specialises in producing high-quality images of our all kind natural world, capturing the beauty and mystery of nature, animals, birds, plants. It needs good eye. Meeli’s love of nature does not end with the landscape, as she aspires to photograph all things natural in his own unique way. Her big passion is macro world.

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Comments

  • Kathleen Daley
    Kathleen Daleyover 1 year ago

    terrific capture!!

  • – loiteke

  • Larry Trupp
    Larry Truppover 1 year ago

    Very nice capture

  • nks Larry

    – loiteke

  • Carolyn Clark
    Carolyn Clarkover 1 year ago

    Great photo!!!!!!! My Hummers are just getting back {Vermont}.

  • Great, they are here now.

    – loiteke

  • Bunny Clarke
    Bunny Clarkeover 1 year ago

    She’s a lovely lady. Wonderful capture.

  • Thanks Bunny, rose for you…

    – loiteke

  • TeresaB
    TeresaBover 1 year ago

    May 25, 2013

    Beautiful work!

  • Thanks Teresa for featuring.

    – loiteke

  • © Bob Hall
    © Bob Hallover 1 year ago

    Excellent capture Meeli, perfect timing friend!!! These birds aren’t that easy to catch on camera.

  • – loiteke

  • Steve Randall
    Steve Randallover 1 year ago

  • – loiteke

  • Mary Campbell
    Mary Campbellover 1 year ago

    Great catch, I want to get a feeder to attract some of them.

  • – loiteke

  • Stephen Thomas
    Stephen Thomasover 1 year ago

    Outstanding photo!

  • – loiteke

  • vigor
    vigorover 1 year ago

    That is a shame and I am one who puts out a feeder for the ones who come to my yard every summer. Thank you for adding to Just For You.

  • – loiteke

  • – loiteke

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