Friday, November 13, 2009

Hummingbird on Tip of Agave Cactus

This is a charming Anna's Hummingbird that has landed ever so carefully on the tip of the very sharp Agave cactus.

It is hard to believe it holds the very sharp tip next to its heart with its tiny claws.

I have been stuck with those sharp ends and they hurt and have minor poison on their tips.

It is hard to catch hummingbirds holding so still as they usually are flying very quickly and darting around like a pinball.

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15 comments:

Cezar and Léia said...

What a sharp place to stand by...He is magnificent!Adorable hummingbird!
Léia

Thérèse said...

You are both holding still!

brattcat said...

Julie, this is a treasure of a post.

B SQUARED said...

So that's where our Michigan Hummers are wintering.

Halcyon said...

Wow! This is a great shot. I had some hummers in my yard, but they've all gone south now. :(

Happy Friday the 13th!!

Sharon said...

These tiny little birds are so much fun to watch. This is a great shot.

glenda said...

Amazing! I don't know how you got this shot.

Meri said...

Thanks for the gift, Julie -- hummingbirds are favorites. I'm here in the wet and windy Pacific Northwest, but I'm still seeing hummers zip around near the vine maple outside my "office" window. I need to make sure there's lots of food for them and (like last winter) thaw it out a couple of times a day if it snows.

Gaelyn said...

Excellent capture Julie! It's not easy to get shots of those zippy little hummers. What a place to perch.

Lois said...

That picture is so cute Julie! I hardly ever get to see my hummingbirds sitting still like this.

Picture Imperfect said...

Great capture! I have never seen a photo of a hummingbird sitting still like that!

Anonymous said...

I've taken pictures of a hummingbird sitting on the tip of yucca leaves, a softer version of your plant.

We have feeders out and usually one bird will perch nearby to chase off other birds.

Louis

Don and Krise said...

So tiny. Good job having your camera ready.

Kaori said...

amazing shot! I love hummingbirds :)

BlossomFlowerGirl said...

Hummingbirds are not easy to capture on film - wonderful photo there. His beak is almost as long as the rest of him.
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