A personal selection of photographs with their stories.
FEBRUARY 2008: Hummingbird
Hummingbirds are common in Brazil. The tiny, speedy little birds, with their colorful feathers and long beak, are not only found in natural habitats, but they also appear in urbanized areas. Many Brazilian families have a kind of hummingbird reservoir, which consists of sugar water, and is surrounded by large colorful flowers that contain a small opening suitable for the long hummingbird beaks. In their natural habitat, the hummingbirds search for real flowers. They are perfectionists in flying and manage to hover, while their tiny wings oscillate in a very high frequency. In Belo Horizonte, I met such a hovering hummingbird, as soon on the photograph. It was hovering in the air, in search of sugar-sweet sources.
© Adriano Antoine Robbesom 2008, 2016