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bluesbassman Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-06-11 12:35 AM
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Couple of Hummingbird photos I took.
I love these little birds. Years ago I actually had one that visited a fuchsia bush we had and it would rest on a clothesline. After many attempts, it let me get close enough and I put could put my finger under it's feet and it would jump on and perch there. My one and only experience at "training" a wild animal. :)



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struggle4progress Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-06-11 12:36 AM
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1. +
:bounce: :bounce: :bounce:
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csziggy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-06-11 12:40 AM
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2. Those are beautiful! Thanks for sharing them.
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CaliforniaPeggy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-06-11 12:45 AM
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3. My dear bluesbassman!
WOW!

Those are magnificent pictures! You have stopped the motion of their wings, and this is devilishly hard to do...

Great colors too!

I AM impressed!

:wow:
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bluesbassman Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-06-11 09:58 PM
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12. Thanks Peggy. (and everyone who commented!)
Just have to crank the shutter speed up to about 1250. The trick is keeping them in focus. Quick little buggers. :)
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freshwest Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-06-11 01:14 AM
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4. You are such a pro! Thanks for sharing these beauties with us.
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marzipanni Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-06-11 03:16 AM
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5. Beautiful!
I love hummingbirds, too. Once I was holding the hose putting water in a watering can and a hummingbird hovered and drank from the stream.
Sometimes on the first warm days in spring I noticed that one would go way up above our house, a loud 'PEEP!' would be heard at the apex of flight and SWOOP the little hummingbird would dive and curve up to the same apex again and again. Later we saw a NPR program about their courtship flight, and the 'PEEP' sound actually comes from their wings.

Have you seen the hummingbird nest cam? Phoebe has laid eggs recently and they are due to hatch around December 11th.-
http://PhoebeAllens.com /

The chat next to it is kinda funny (oh, I just noticed you can click on 'no chat' below the video) but have a look in daylight (it's in Southern California) and you'll see Phoebe and her nest in a rose bush.


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HopeHoops Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-06-11 09:54 AM
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6. Doesn't look like a red-throated - where on the other side of the Mississippi river are you?
Apparently we only have one kind on this side.

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sarge43 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-06-11 11:20 AM
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8. The Rufous hummer is starting to show up in the southeast n/t
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bluesbassman Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-06-11 09:50 PM
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11. San Francisco Bay Area. I believe this to be a female Anna's.
Seems a little late in the year for them, they should be migrating, but we've had exceptionally warm weather so I guess she's just hanging back.
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XemaSab Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Dec-07-11 12:46 AM
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16. Some of them overwinter
They're year round here, and still defending turf even though it's been close to freezing at night.
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geardaddy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-06-11 11:03 AM
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7. Nice!
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sarge43 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-06-11 11:21 AM
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9. Lovely. Thank you. n/t
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era veteran Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-06-11 11:41 AM
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10. Nice shots
Those birds are so much fun to watch.
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bif Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-06-11 10:05 PM
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13. Wow!
I'm a birder and photographer. But I don't birds because they so hard to shoot. Wonderful job!
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bluesbassman Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-06-11 10:30 PM
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14. Thanks bif. You might like these then.
Don't know if you saw them before. I cross posted in the Lounge, but it looks to have been archived already. This link is to the Photography Group.

http://www.democraticunderground.com/discuss/duboard.ph...

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redwitch Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-06-11 11:49 PM
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15. Beautiful little things. Wonderful photos!
Thanks for sharing these.
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evaeli5252 Donating Member (5 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Dec-07-11 05:34 AM
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17. WOW
Impressed! Those are magnificent. Thanks for sharing.
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applegrove Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Dec-07-11 06:34 PM
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18. We used to have those critters in the flower garden at the cottage.
Edited on Wed Dec-07-11 06:35 PM by applegrove
They are so cute.
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stuntcat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Dec-07-11 08:10 PM
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19. wow you can see each feather
They move so fast you usually can't see but a blur. These are great!
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