Monday, June 9, 2014

Close Your Mouth


When ever I see people chewing gum with their mouth open I want to say, "Close your mouth or you'll attract flies"  Oh, how I wish one would fly in.  That would certainly be a new gum flavor.  Yuck!



Well, sometimes an open mouth is a good thing.  Like in this lucky capture.  Most birds would love to just open their beek and have nature do the rest.  But this hummer would probably prefer something sweet. 

I just love these photos taken in Fortuna, Costa Rica. That's why I'm re-posting my sedate hummer for the 100 post celebration over at Wild Bird Wednesday  Stewart M. is a major bird watcher in Australia.  And he's posting some of his old favorites this week.  It was fun to hit my WBW labels and see all the bird posts I've shared so far.  It was hard to pick a favorite.  We've traveled to some amazing places to bird watch.  But then again I've captured some beautiful Minnesota birds as well.

Hotel el Silencio del Campo

This is where the hummer shots were taken.  At the base of Arenal Volcano.  It is no surprise to take a magical photo in paradise.  I'd love to stroll this side walk again!  


43 comments:

PerthDailyPhoto said...

Excellent shots Sharon, that little hummer sure has a long beak, guess he needs it for collecting his dinner :) lovely colours also.

Lynn said...

great shots I have never seen a H-bird still- this is the reason I do not chew gum.

Tina Fariss Barbour said...

Great shots! Love the open mouth. At least he's not chewing gum. :-) That's a pet peeve of mine too.

Donald Urness said...

I wish that blogs had a like button just to acknowledge work well done without having to post something. I also love your surreal kitty. It reminds me of a friends artwork with all the collaged images.

DJan said...

How sweet! I also agree that the capture is enhanced by the different textures. You are such a good artist, Sharon, and you notice all the best stuff! :-)

Lisa @ Two Bears Farm said...

What a great capture. Such a beautiful little bird.

TexWisGirl said...

that is so darn cute!

Blackberry Lane said...

I love this photo. Visiting with you from TexWis.

Mildred

Tweedles -- that's me said...

ohhh looky that cute birdie with his mouth open-- just waiting!
love
tweedles

Linda Hensley said...

Beautiful photos! I don't think I've ever seen a hummingbird sitting still, let alone with it's beak open.

Andrea said...

He looks like he is saying something emphatic ... but he may well be waiting for an insect to fly in ... they do eat more insects than nectar so it would be a boon if it were to happen. Great shot, Sharon.

Andrea @ From The Sol

Gordon said...

Lucky or not its still a good shot, they both are.
All the best Gordon
PS. YOUR CAKES LOOK YUMMY;-)

Maggid said...

amazingly cool - little guy posing just for you - and you were kind enough to share the magic.

Chris Rohrer said...

I love when hummingbirds have something to say:) It's usually rather loud for such a little character:)

Kristi Bowman said...

Such a cutie, I love it when you can get hummer picks away from the feeder.

Adam Jones said...

Two great shots of a wonderful bird.

eileeninmd said...

I love hummers, beautiful shots.

bettyl-NZ said...

What gorgeous little birds! I don't think I've ever seen a photo of one sitting still!

Thistle Cove Farm said...

you and me both; that and chewing gum.

Hilary said...

Well I have to say that my mouth opened spontaneously when I saw that second pic. What a great capture. :)

Karen said...

Sweet bird, sweet shots!

theartofpuro said...

Wonderful photos :)

bailey-road.com said...

Great captures!

Ida said...

Super awesome shots of this hummer. - Sorry but I pop my gum (which annoys a lot of people too).

Pat Tillett said...

You are right, you don't often see them at rest. Three years ago a humming bird made a nest just outside our patio door. She laid eggs in it and returned for two more years to lay eggs in it again! She is very comfortable around us and we often see her sitting on a wind chime on our patio preening.

Lisa @ Two Bears Farm said...

What fantastic hummingbird shots! They are such dainty birds.

Lisa @ Two Bears Farm said...

What fantastic hummingbird shots! They are such dainty birds.

Maggid said...

Paradise is RIGHT!!!
What magic you have captured - to fill your soul - and to lift us up . .

I once had a teacher who repeatedly said, "Beauty In, Beauty Out!"

You are living proof . . . thanks!

TexWisGirl said...

so very cute!

Roan said...

He is a beautfy!

Linda Hensley said...

I've never seen a hummer sit and pose like that. You were so lucky to catch it, but then you've been lucky so many times taking bird photos that I think you must have a magic skill for it. Beautiful!

HOOTIN ANNI said...

What super hummingbird images!!!

Christian WeiƟ said...

Funny beautiful bird.

eileeninmd said...

Adorable shots of the hummingbird.. Have a happy week!

Margaret Adamson said...

The Hummingbird with its beak wide open is a fantastic shot and I love the lighting in the last shot.

Pat Tillett said...

Beautiful photographs Sharon! That hotel looks like an awesome place to stay.

June Caedmon said...

Fabulous, Sharon! Just fabulous!!

Marie said...

So lovely! Such a fantasy you got to live in the time you were there! Magical pictures!

Tweedles -- that's me said...

and we have a hummer- just like it!
love
tweedles

Haddock said...

Forget about open mouthed chewing. Just chewing gum (especially in front of others) is so repulsive. Its crude and crass.

Stewart M said...

Thats a great set of pictures - and thats some gape on such a little bird. I would have not thought that a hummers beak would open so far.

Nice pick for the 100.

Cheers - Stewart M - Melbourne

bettyl-NZ said...

What great shots!

Gauri Kulkarni said...

Ahhhh, how much i have told people here not to throw chewing gums on the road, as the birds tend to pick it up and sometimes lead to death. I loved your shots, beautifully captured :)
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