It was my third day of seeing and doing qigong with the hummingbird. I decided that I should back off a little and moved 20 feet away from where he/she was feeding. I did this because she stopped coming around while I was there. I had moments of imagining that I was this delicious flower that hummingbirds would love to be around. I sent off as many loving vibes as I could to this hummingbird to let it know that it would be safe around me. I remembered a moment in time when I helped a hummingbird who was stuck in a garage to find its way out. I felt strongly that it was time to give space to this beautiful creature even though yesterday I was doing qigong 2 feet away from her feeding grounds. She came and fed from the beautiful flowers but every time I slowly reached around my body to bring out the camera she would fly away. Right at the end of my qigong yesterday I decided to sit down next to the irresistible red flowers and just see if I would be gifted with her presence again. I waited with camera in hand set to manual mode, manual focus, aperture, and ISO. I waited and the moment that my camera rose to eye she appeared in front of my lens but every time I set the focus she would be onto another flower. 30 seconds into this beautiful experience I feel her fluttering right in front of my camera, suspended timelessly in the air in front of me. I see her hovering before me picture perfect with my camera in hand but I am set to manual mode so I just see a blur through the lens she then hovers over to my right side, still no pictures taken and within a matter of secondlessness she is gone to I don’t know where. Wow how lucky I felt, even though I did not get to even see her through the blurry lens as she fluttered 6 inches away from my face. I am thinking that this qigong thing is working. Qigong and photography. Qi gong not only helps me increase my Qi it also helps me get really get in touch with my own internal nature and also the breath of the bird and the plants around me. It allows me to become a part of the environment.
Today I decided to stand with my feet in the water of the pool 20 feet away from the hummingbird likes to feast. My plan is to give space to this creature and observe her from afar as I do my practice. At the very end of my qigong Session I decide to embrace the energy of this fastly fluttering bird and take all of the qi that I have manifested throughout my practice and I place it in my dantian right into my belly button. As I am planting the energy of the humming bird inside myself she appears 20 feet away from me feeding. At this point I have had multiple encounters but still no picture. I am blown away by this moment and I am feeling quite excited. I am far away enough that she does not seem to be bothered that I am taking out my camera. I place it up to my eye and decide at least I will get one photo even if it is from farther away than I imagined. As soon as the camera is resting against my eye she begins to fly away and I follow her curiously with my camera. Suddenly it appears as if she is not flying away at all but flying right next to me. Yes! There were some flowers next to me that I had no idea that humming birds were interested in. Because my camera was already in position she seemed not to notice or be bothered by me or my camera. I felt extatic to be able to be so close while she was feeding and to be finally be able to photograph it. What a gift. It inspires me to think that right as I placed the hummingbird energy inside me that she flew up right next to me and that I was able to take the close photograph that I had wanted so badly. It is so beautiful to photograph creatures in their natural habitat. It is their choice and decision when and where to share themselves and I feel so blessed and thankful that I was able to experience this. I had an experience similar to this once but it was years ago, a hummingbird visited me in a dream and hovered before my face and I felt so lucky. It seems some of my dreams are starting to manifest. I always get interested in animal totems so here is a link to what the hummingbird means! http://www.birdclan.org/hummingbird.html
I have my first photograph of this hummingbird up for sale. You can purchase an 8×10 matted and framed into a 12×15 inch frame for $44. Does not include shipping.
Here is one of my favorite facts that I just read about the hummingbird, "The hummingbird is the only creature that can stop dead while traveling at full speed; can hover; or can go forward, backward, up or down." Please share your experience and or encounters with hummingbirds.
Here is a link to time warp video of a hummingbird on youtube http://youtu.be/D8vjYTXgIJw
Here is another link to another cool video that I found on humminbirds featuring Hummingbird babies growing up in the nest, from “Eggs” to the actual moment they leave the nest! The only thing I don’t like about this video is the music, play your favorite song and turn theirs down and enjoy the hummingbird growth process http://youtu.be/gG59PaCiiDg