Looking through the lens is a remarkable way to see life. Flowers, birds, dogs - whatever the subject - I want to take its portrait. I look for that intrinsically unique quality of the subject and frame it with the camera to record it. I didn't know it, but I've been doing this all along.
One beautiful spring afternoon, as I was poised over a perfect pink tulip waiting for the gentle breeze to subside, the shutter half depressed, ready to take the picture – a ruby-throated hummingbird flew into my view. He was within inches of my eyes as I peeked above the camera lens, the soft drone of his beating wings lasting but a moment as I snapped the picture and he was gone. The sun shined through the bowl of the tulip and illuminated the red throat of the hummingbird, centered over the tulip, his wings outstretched. The first of so many amazing moments.
For me, these photos stopped time, froze the image in all that it was at that moment. Each time I look at them, I remember the time and the place, smile about the circumstances, admire the subject, appreciate its texture, marvel at its colors, drink in its fragrance, lose myself in its atmosphere all over again. Like my moment with the hummingbird.
All work in this gallery is the original work of Andrea Lazar and is protected by US & International Copyright laws. All images copyrighted. All rights reserved.
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