'Aesthetic' is becoming a popular word among social networking sites to describe an idea/theme/inspiration behind a look or thought.
The word itself has a click to it, it sounds sophisticated and 'cool' and its actual definition is:
- concerned with beauty or the appreciation of beauty.
"the pictures give great aesthetic pleasure"
- giving or designed to give pleasure through beauty.
"the law applies to both functional and aesthetic objects"
synonyms: decorative, ornamental, graceful, elegant, exquisite, beautiful, attractive, pleasing, lovely, stylish, artistic, tasteful, in good taste
- a set of principles underlying the work of a particular artist or artistic movement.
"the Cubist aesthetic"
Personally I believe any word that is grasped and re-interpreted by the internet will always stick, so this is my first time, but not my last at using it.
This aesthetic post is about hummingbirds.
When typically thinking of beautiful birds, hummingbirds arent the first to come to mind.
But in fact, many are capable of flickering their wings up to 52 times a second. Meaning they can hover and fly backwards. This is a rare quality in birds worldwide.
This fact alone amplifies how extraordinary the next set of pictures are, snapping a photograph of a hummingbird in flight, that is clearly focused can be very difficult.
Hummingbirds are among the smallest of birds, most species measuring at 7.5 cm to 13 cm.
They get their name from the humming sound created by their beating wings which flap at high frequencies heard by humans.
The wonderful colours and patterns on their feathers would look extraordinary if interpreted as a print fabric.
They would actually look very couture flying down a catwalk themselves.
None of these photographs belong to me, they are all from professional photographers and can be found here
What is your current aesthetic?
I can't believe its taken me so long to share this with you, it's The 1975's newest song
(they are my favourite band and this song is so beautiful)