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Tue Aug 31, 2021, 06:32 PM

Congratulations to Legger for their successful contest entry.

Legger's very first post on DU was the photograph of the hummingbird, "Coming In For A Landing," in the August photo contest. It was tied for second place with two other great photos.

I've known Legger for thirty eight years. We first met when I dropped off a roll of Tri-X at her family's custom B&W Photo Lab in 1983. Fortunately for me, I had the good sense to marry her! Leslie and I celebrated our thirty sixth anniversary earlier this year. There is absolutely no truth to the rumor that I married her for the free photoprocessing.

Leslie isn't able to start a thread since she is still a new DU member, so she asked me to thank everyone for their support.

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Reply Congratulations to Legger for their successful contest entry. (Original post)
Grumpy Old Guy Aug 31 OP
Tom Kitten Aug 31 #1
Legger Aug 31 #5
SheltieLover Aug 31 #2
Legger Aug 31 #7
SheltieLover Aug 31 #9
Legger Aug 31 #3
CaliforniaPeggy Aug 31 #4
Legger Aug 31 #10
Soph0571 Aug 31 #6
Legger Aug 31 #8
Soph0571 Sep 1 #14
Grumpy Old Guy Aug 31 #11
George McGovern Aug 31 #12
Grumpy Old Guy Sep 1 #13
George McGovern Sep 1 #16
HAB911 Sep 1 #15
AndyS Sep 1 #17

Response to Grumpy Old Guy (Original post)

Tue Aug 31, 2021, 06:46 PM

1. That is a great photo

Welcome to DU Legger! Your photo reminded me of the then cutting edge National Geographic photos that captured hummingbirds in flight with wings not blurred.

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Response to Tom Kitten (Reply #1)

Tue Aug 31, 2021, 07:22 PM

5. Coming In For A Landing

OH MY....THANK YOU!!! I'M SPEECHLESS 😊

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Response to Grumpy Old Guy (Original post)

Tue Aug 31, 2021, 06:50 PM

2. Congrats & Welcome to DU!

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Response to SheltieLover (Reply #2)

Tue Aug 31, 2021, 07:29 PM

7. Coming In For A Landing

Many thanks! Enjoying all the photos.

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Response to Legger (Reply #7)

Tue Aug 31, 2021, 08:20 PM

9. Glad to have you!

I'm about as far from a photographer as one could be. In fact, I joke about having bad camera karma. 🤣

All that said, I am perpetually in awe of the amazing talent you & others her display!

I love your hummingbird pix!

Can't wait to see more of your work!

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Response to Grumpy Old Guy (Original post)

Tue Aug 31, 2021, 06:56 PM

3. "Coming In For A Landing"

Thank you to my sweet hubby, Ross, for encouraging me to enter DU August Photo Contest. Enjoying wonderful photos posted each month. I was very timid to add my photo to the mix.
The hummingbird 'Coming In For A Landing' was a lucky moment. One of those moments that you hope 1 or 2 of the 100 shots may prove to be worthwhile. I was mesmerized by the color of the feathers shining in the afternoon sun.
I am very fortunate to have a photo partner for all our adventures past, present and future.
Many thanks to all who entered and voted.
Best to All, Leslie
married to Grumpy Old Guy

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Response to Legger (Reply #3)

Tue Aug 31, 2021, 07:05 PM

4. Congrats on your fantastic win in the August contest, my dear Legger!

(my dear is my signature greeting!)

So glad to have you aboard.

I was wrong when I told you that you can't start your own thread (like this one by Grumpy) until you have 10 posts. Since you have a star, you may start a thread any time you want! Sooner or later, whatever you want.

Welcome aboard!



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Response to CaliforniaPeggy (Reply #4)

Tue Aug 31, 2021, 08:49 PM

10. Coming In For A Landing

Thank you Peggy. Looking forward to all the photos to be posted in the future. Hopefully I can add to the gallery.

Many thanks😊
Leslie

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Response to Legger (Reply #3)

Tue Aug 31, 2021, 07:25 PM

6. Hey Legger (Leslie)

Welcome to DU!!!

Between you and Ross we will all have to raise our game. And that is a good thing!
We don't just do pics though, there are some great groups out there! Much love to both of you.💖 Ross had some very kind words for me over DU mail that I appreciated so very much. You are both great additions to DU. Huzzah!!!!!

PS Ross, you rock, if not for anything but marrying Leslie

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Response to Soph0571 (Reply #6)

Tue Aug 31, 2021, 08:10 PM

8. Coming In For A Landing

Hello Soph0571,
Thank you for your kind words.
I worked in my family's black and white photo processing lab for a decade and saw the richness in the art of B&W. My Mom was trained in Europe and could paint with her hands creating beautiful B&W work. (Same place Ross and I met.
Learning as we go and hope for that shot the inspires others.
Many travels a head for us all with cameras in hand.
Best to you,
Leslie

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Response to Legger (Reply #8)

Wed Sep 1, 2021, 06:15 AM

14. Please do call me Soph - I am only Soph0571 if you want to tell me off! 🤣 n/t

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Response to Soph0571 (Reply #6)

Tue Aug 31, 2021, 08:50 PM

11. Marrying Leslie was the smartest thing I ever did!

At least that's what she tells me!

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Response to Grumpy Old Guy (Reply #11)

Tue Aug 31, 2021, 11:11 PM

12. Grumpy Old Guy - Saw this, thought of you.

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Response to George McGovern (Reply #12)

Wed Sep 1, 2021, 02:03 AM

13. That's great!

Thanks George!

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Response to Grumpy Old Guy (Reply #13)

Wed Sep 1, 2021, 09:22 AM

16. You betcha. Welcome to Legger!

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Response to Grumpy Old Guy (Original post)

Wed Sep 1, 2021, 07:43 AM

15. Welcome aboard Legger!

Great shot too!

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Response to Grumpy Old Guy (Original post)

Wed Sep 1, 2021, 10:03 AM

17. Welcome indeed! It's always great to have new views in the photo group.

This is such a great place to share those things we've seen. Unique things, tiny slivers of time frozen forever, filled with emotion and beauty.

Good ta' have ya'!

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