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Palm Sunday Spring Herald
Photograph - Digital Photograph
A male Anna's Hummingbird (Calypte anna) makes a backyard visit in the San Francisco Bay Area on Palm Sunday, during the first evening of Spring 2016.
Hummingbirds have the unique ability of flying forward, backward, up, down, sideways and hovering. They can beat their wings up to 80 times per second and can fly an average of 30 miles per hour. They have been documented to do aerial dives of up to 60 miles per hour.
The feathers on the top of its head, which appear velvety black in this photo, turn a brilliant red when light refracts off the feathers at a certain angle (please see "December Hummer" in my hummingbird gallery).
These flying jewels remind me of the angels in heaven who are God's messengers of grace and agents of worship to the One Who made all things. Indeed, they are the image of perfection, personified in creation, in singing their praises:
"Kadosh, kadosh, kadosh
asher haya v'hoveh v'yavo!
Holy, holy, holy
is the Lord God of Hosts,
who was and who is
and who is to come!"
Revelation 4:8b, Tree of Life Version
Grateful to God and thankful to the group administrators for graciously featuring this image on the home pages of the Fine Art America groups::
* THE HUMMINGBIRD WHISPERER, 03.30.16
* BLACK BACKGROUND AND COLOR 1 IMAGE PER DAY, 04.02.16
Embedded in the top right-hand corner is the Hebrew acronym for "B'ezras Hashem" [ב ס " ד] meaning "with God's help". It is a reminder to me as an artist and photographer of my dependence on the Almighty, the Originator of all creativity. This is a similar acknowledgement used by great artists like Johann Sebastian Bach and George Frideric Handel who signed their work with the Latin phrase, "Soli Deo gloria" which means, "Glory to God alone".
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Scripture taken from the Holy Scriptures, Tree of Life Version. Copyright © 2011, 2012, 2013 by the Messianic Jewish Family Bible Society. Used by permission of the Messianic Jewish Family Bible Society. "TLV" and "Tree of Life Version" and "Tree of Life Holy Scriptures" are trademarks registered in the United States Patent and Trademark office by the Messianic Jewish Family Bible Society.
Photograph copyright © 2016 Brian Tada. To the glory of God. All rights reserved internationally. Duplication, photographing, downloading, distributing, publishing online or in print form, and/or altering this image in any way is prohibited without the express written permission of the artist.
March 21st, 2016
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