Birds of paradise and a bee


I see two birds of paradise in this shot. One drinking the nectar of another. The drink will conclude in a mere second to two, with the hummingbird remembering exactly where he drank previously.

Do you see that bee (or other flying bug) hovering just behind the hummingbird’s upper tail? It won’t be in that position too long. It will likely be blown away by the fan of the hummingbird’s ultra-fast flapping wings. This whole scene is so temporary that it could not be captured  by a person’s eye alone.

Photograph taken in Costa Rica by my husband

6 thoughts on “Birds of paradise and a bee

  1. NaPropasti November 8, 2017 / 9:26 pm

    I love the way you describe the latent story behind the beautifully ephemeral moment of Zen.

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    • updownflight November 8, 2017 / 9:39 pm

      Thank you, Napropasti! My husband captured a most inspiring moment.


    • updownflight November 9, 2017 / 2:18 pm

      Thank you, Subbashini! Actually, we didn’t even know the bee was there until after capturing the shot.


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