Excellent capture of the iridescence of the feathers.
Great song; and a stunning shot of this bird. What a beauty.
Perfect light! Nice shot.
REALLY nice! You just gotta love the colors of hummingbirds...
Great shot of this little hummer in all his glorious iridescence!
Fantastic photo of the little bird and the wire shows how tiny it is.
Amazing bird...amazing photo...amazing song....
Great lines, perfect image to accompany them.
wow...I can't say anything else...perfect!
Right place, right time, right skills all combine to produce a fantastic capture. The rusted harshness of the barbed wire provides a good textural contrast to the jewel-like tones and softness of the bird's feathers. The quote is one of my favourite Cohen lines. Nice!
WOW its a beauty is it a Black Chinned-maybe an Anna's? Wonderful photo!
Jewellery.Fancy having such beauty around.
wonderful accentuation of its beautiful iridescence!
I love this song and I love this photo!
A very sharp image of a beautiful bird. I love the wire just fading out of focus away from the subject.
Grand shot of this incredible bird. Boom & Gary of the Vermilon River, Canada.
Superb capture of this bird's iridescence.
A totally strange and beautiful shot! Masterful. I love the L.C. lines as well. I heard a strange story about Leonard when Rufus Wainwright met Cohen for the first time. Cohen was in his underwear, chewing up bits of sausage and feeding them to an injured bird he was rescuing! Told you it was strange!
Cohen and the the most amazing green bird, melting wire - i am suddenly happy! :-)
The beak looks like a nail. The bird feathers have a punk look. Cool dude.Or dudette.
Fantastic! This plumage green, almost metallic, is striking. I like birds, this is very beautiful and your shot is great! A hug.
Beautiful image. Love the contrast between the bird's iridescent plumage and the the rusted barbed wire!
I am HUMMING away to him now.... "like a bird on a wire like an old".....Great way to incorporate your image to the topic of musicLovely image too
Great song, matched by terrific photo. No idea what sort of bird that is tho', can you say??
What a beautiful iridescent little guy. I love the contrast between the hummingbird and the barbed wire. Very cool shot!
Gorgeous little bird!
WOW! What a fantastic capture! Look at the colour contrast in this image. Great job.
Both you and Leonard leave me iridescently green with envy.
Life takes some strange turns. I posted my own image of Leonard Cohen's "Bird on the Wire" on my blog. I would have to say, though, by far you have the more spectacular bird! I included some of his other poems and the YouTube "Hallelujah." If you would like to check it out, it's in my blog margaretpanpipes.blogspot.com, dated 11/3/09, entitled "Icon Leonard Cohen." Let me know what you think! Best, Margaret
Dear Stickup,I may be the slowest and thus the last getting here to admire your marvellous bird, which I like almost as much as your, errrr, your mule. What a crazy color he is... would love to see him perched on our birdfeeder. It is an hypnotizing image. I think that is a technique you are coming to master... how to hypnotize your visitors...
I think that sometimes we are all birds on the wire, not everyday, just sometimes.The details in the feathers are just great! such beautiful colors of green.
a bird like a jewel .... gorgeous colors ..: o)
This brought tears to my eyes it is so beautiful. My husband and I saw Leonard Cohen in Portland in Dec. 2010 and he sang that song. I can only guess that he would love this image and tribute.
Stunning! Like Sally in WA says - the capture of the iridescence is very special. I have never seen a hummingbird in real life - and even in pictures this is probably my best ever view of one.