A personal selection of photographs with their stories.
JULY 2008: Hummingbird
During my stay in Belo Horizonte, I was a regular visitor to the zoo and botanical garden. At least twice a year. My camera was my faithful companion. Generally, I first made pictures of plants and flowers in the botanical garden, then I made a walk along several animal shelters. I walked along the monkeys, elephants, lions, tigers, and the lonely gorilla. The botanical garden also has some – obsolete – greenhouses with a variety of plants from arid regions of the state of Minas Gerais, and from the arid northeast of the country. One of the greenhouses was covered with lush growing and blooming orange trumpetvine. There was a colorful composition of a clear blue sky with the green and bright orange of the vine. At the time I took a picture of this composition, a hummingbird was hovering over the flowers, looking for nutritious nectar.
© Adriano Antoine Robbesom 2008, 2016