Kathleen Elam specializes in hummingbird photography. She tries to capture the hummingbirds in unusual positions and usually in flight, while trying to freeze their incredibly fast-moving wings. Photographing these beautiful birds on digital medium allows the viewer the opportunity to observe the hummingbird in close detail and enjoy the incredible uniqueness of each one. The magic is in the subject, however, as hummingbirds are such magnificent creatures. When photographed with flowers, there is a synergy that brings a special energy to the photograph.
Kathleen explains the spiritual meaning of hummingbirds this way: “Hummingbirds symbolize enjoyment of life, lightness of being and beauty. They teach us to enjoy the sweetness of life and to be more present to the magic of the present moment. When the hummingbird hovers over flowers while drinking nectar, we learn that we should savor each moment, and appreciate the things we love. Always actively seeking the sweetest nectar, they remind us to forever seek out the good in life and the beauty in each day. The hummingbird teaches us that when we seek to spread more beauty, joy and love in the world, then we will be more abundantly rewarded by life for doing so.”
Kathleen has lived in Southern California for twenty six years and has exhibited at several fairs and outdoor events. To see her photography, just look for the Hummingbird Hangout booth.