If you know me in real life, or have noticed me squeaking like a girl over certain nature programme links online, you may know I have a thing about hummingbirds. I knew they existed (obviously) before, but fell in love when I visited LA in 2009. It didn’t occur to me that they would be zooming around the garden until one was pointed out. Even tinier than I expected, it was both fun and incredibly frustrating trying to get a picture! I eventually managed a fuzzy blur that I will never delete from my old cameraphone.
I then saw them everywhere I went and it was an amazing experience shooting by a pool while they did somersaults around me. If I had been staying longer, I’d have tried to get them to feed from my hand. (Yes, this is possible).
Anyway, I now love hummingbirds.
As I’ve had a few days off, I’ve been doing some art! Want to see?
And speaking of my favourite colours, I love wearing green- especially on my eyes. There’s something nice about red and green. 🙂 I just got this picture back from last year’s Eurotour!
Photographer: Charles Van Trappen
p.s. for the interested; painted in acrylics and inspired by the Planet Earth series.