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
We walked up stairs and stairs along the many waterfalls at Ricketts Glen in Pennsylvania. My husband (then boyfriend) took photographs all along the way. He got a little too adventurous, though, at one spot, and down he fell. His body started sliding down the slimy rocks along the edge of one, but it only took me a millisecond to react. I grabbed his arm with all my might, and hoisted him back to safety. The only injury that he experienced was a dent on the hood of his camera lens.
Heading joyfully to the wedding reception, the Bohemian bum groom sought out an appetizer from the garbage can, for old time’s sake. The bride, waited patiently, dreaming more about beef roulade and marzipan covered cake. To others, his action may seem unusual, but in the groom’s youth, he thought it was real cool.
Photo taken in Prague, Czech Republic.
A transient stop on a glowing leaf in Costa Rica. Life is short, but for this moment I reign queen sitting on my emerald throne.
Photo taken by my husband
Photograph taken by my husband.
Evanescent images of us from years past. It’s hard to remember on which side of the window I stood, and any of the transient thoughts stirring in my mind at the time. Three sheets of glass separate our eyes.