Hummingbird Snack


An Anna’s Hummingbird is having a hummingbird snack of nectar. The small bird makes for an outstanding photograph.


There is something absolutely compelling about the color red to a hummingbird, that’s for sure. And, when that red something happens to be a flower, the results are more than predictable. It is, in fact, the perfect recipe for Hummingbird Snack.

I caught up with this hummingbird outside of Tucson, Arizona on a gorgeous spring day, and it was a perfect day for hunting down a flower for a snack. The buzzing of the wings first caught my attention, tugging at the periphery of my awareness, gently, yet incessantly, and eventually, yanking on it to get my full awareness.

“Ah ha!” I though to myself, a hummingbird is near, but, by that time it was long gone. Hummingbirds are exceptionally fast and when they want to move along, they don’t waste any time.

As I looked around, I wondered what had attracted the attention of the hummingbird; before long I spotted a grouping of flowers, red ones no less, and figured that was the place. I settled in for the wait.

It didn’t take long. I heard the distinct buzz nearby. I turned my head to try and find it, but saw nothing. Luckily, I had the sense to look back at the flower, and sure enough, there it was, happily enjoying another sip at the amazing nectar. I was ready, though, and made this photograph.

Another view of Hummingbird Snack

Flowery Approach is another view and makes an excellent companion piece.

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Matted Photograph, Finished Aluminum


12×18, 20×30, 8×10