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|I sometimes had Heliconium flowers in a bottle in the hope to attract hummingbirds to the balcony, they did come a few times sipping on the nectar, but I wasn't fast enough to capture them or didn't have the camera at hand, so I had given up on the idea. And then on the day we had packed and ready for the trip back to Rio where we had to catch the flight back 2 day later, when least expected, a hummingbird came sitting on a branch I had set up on the balcony. It didn't come to feed as I had no more flowers, but just sat there looking at me! Did it feel compassion with me?
My camera was packed too, but it gave me time to take a few shots that didn't come out very well because it was against the light.
Violet-capped Woodnymph - Thalurania glaucopis. (Female)
And a couple very poor shots of what I think could be the same bird,
the only I got from my frustrating waiting by the Heliconium group down the hill.