Photo Reflection of the Day #208: How to Keep a Mockingbird Still

How to Keep a Mockingbird Still - 20151011_173343

What Is It

A humming bird painted some 30-feet tall along the side of a brick building.

Why It's today's Pick

I like city art that surprises, inspires, and causes one to double-take and that's what this hummingbird did for me.  First, it's size grabs your attention when thinking about the small little bird writ large across this building.  The mixture of colors on the bird was also cool in that the artist too some liberties with the colors but not so much that it felt completely different.  The artist also captured what I would consider to be the essential pose for hummingbirds that make us all so fascinated by them--the vertical hover post.  Finally, I love that this stands on a brick wall without other coloring or background.  I think more background would reduce the power of the bird's presence.  

This submission is part of the 365 Challenge.  For 2015's submissions, check out this link to all the posts.  For access to all photos, which open for reuse under a Creative Commons License, check out the full album on Flickr.

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