Vibrant iridescent feathers appear as colorful armored plates in this in-flight close up of a male Anna's hummingbird (Calypte anna) making an early Spring visit in the San Francisco Bay Area, March 2016.
This species of hummingbird doesn't migrate very much and are permanent, year-around residents along the Pacific Coast of North America. They are more vocal than other hummers with a song described as a metallic, buzzy trill.
Anna's hummingbird is the only hummer in North America with the male displaying reddish-pink feathers on both the throat and head when the sunlight refracts off of them at just the right angle. Female Anna's hummers have a green crown and exhibit some vibrant colors in their gorget throat feathers, as seen in the other hummingbird images in my gallery.
The iridescence of hummingbirds is considered by researchers to be among the most vibrant among birds. The head and gorget feathers displaying hues of red and magenta in this photo appear velvety black at other times, depending on the light and angle of the bird to the viewer.
The red hues seen in this photo remind me of the profound spiritual and historic significance of when my Savior and Messiah, Yeshua Jesus the Son of God shed His precious blood on the Cross at Calvary for the remission of my sins. His glorious Resurrection on the first Easter morning from the Garden Tomb in Jerusalem, Israel (where I have visited) gives hope to all humanity of New Life which will last for eternity for those like myself who have received the most precious gift of His love and salvation by inviting Jesus into our hearts.
"For God so loved the world that He gave His one and only Son, that whoever believes in Him shall not perish but have eternal life." John 3:16, Tree of Life Version (TLV)
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Giving glory to God for "Armored Jewel" which won the following contest awards on Fine Art America::
1st Place in the "New Logo for 500 Views Group" Contest sponsored by the 500 Views Group on 02.27.2023. Special thank-you to Mariola Bitner who hosted the contest and to those who voted. God bless you!
1st Place in the "Bright Colors Adult Insects and Adult Birds" Contest sponsored by the Wonder of Wings Group on 12.08.2022. Many thanks to Siene Browne who hosted the contest and to all who voted. God bless you! And Congratulations to the other winners!
1st Place in the "N is for Near" contest on Fine Art America, 04.11.2021. Thank you to ABC Group Administrator Pamela Luther for hosting the contest and to all who voted. God bless you! Congratulations to the other winners!
2nd Place in the "Close Up of Birds" contest, 01.31.21. Thank-you to Ritu Puppala for hosing the contest and to all who voted for this image. God bless you! And Congratulations to the other winners!
2nd Place in the "Nature Is Spectacular" contest, sponsored by the Grand Greeting Cards group, 03.26.17. Thank-you to group administrator Karen Wiles for hosting the event and to those who voted. God bless you! Congratulations to the other winners!
4th Place in the "Hummingbirds" contest, 05.05.22. Thank-you to Brooks Garten Hauschild for hosting the contest and to all who voted. God bless you! Congratulations to the other winners!
Grateful to God and thankful to the group hosts that this image has been featured on the home pages of these Fine Art America groups::
* WILD BIRDS OF THE WORLD - PHOTOGRAPHY, 12.15.16 * THE 200 CLUB, 01.16.17 * 500 AND BEYOND FINE ART GROUP, 04.08.17 * 1,000 VIEWS ON 1 IMAGE, 08.22.17 * 500 VIEWS SHARE GROUP, 08.22.17 * ABC GROUP, "N is for Near" Theme, 04.19.21 * 3,000 to 3,999 VIEWS, 05.01.21 * GO TAKE A HIKE PHOTOGRAPHY GROUP, 09.19.21 * OVER 5,000 VIEWS, 03.24.23
Giving glory to God that "Armored Jewel" was selected as a Group Admin’s Pick from the Go Take a Hike Photography Group’s Wildlife Portraits photo contest. Thank you to group host Larry Kniskern for this honor. God bless you!
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, "To God alone be the glory".
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November 28th, 2016
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