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Are you the one that feeds me?
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Posted By: Tina Michael, 08-11-2011, 10:23 AM

This is the first year, I really made an effort with the hummingbirds around. There are lots of hummingbird plants in our yard, but I also added feeders this time. It seems to me as if the little guys know who I am now. This one just flew up to me while I was taking photos of a butterfly and put on a show right there. Then he sat in the fence and just looked straight at me. All this was at the most 8 feet away from me. Sure made my day.
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Really good. Especially 1 and 4, though the fence in the background is a bit disturbing on number 4. Thanks for sharing. I wish we had these creatures here.
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QuoteOriginally posted by Tina Michael Quote
Then he sat in the fence and just looked straight at me.
She -- that's a female ruby-throated. What fantastic captures!
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Some very nice shots Tina.Like them bit more as you have it,without feeder.
Lotta folks dont have the chance to catch them that way,still a "gas" no matter which.
Our's have 'kids' leaving nest,whole bunch 'buzzin round',hope to get a shot.

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Really good. Especially 1 and 4, though the fence in the background is a bit disturbing on number 4. Thanks for sharing. I wish we had these creatures here.
Hi Douglas, I am from Europe originally as well and some of the birds here are very colorful and very different here. They are quite fascinating. Thank you for your comments.
Greetings,
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She -- that's a female ruby-throated. What fantastic captures!
Thank you,
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Some very nice shots Tina.Like them bit more as you have it,without feeder.
Lotta folks dont have the chance to catch them that way,still a "gas" no matter which.
Our's have 'kids' leaving nest,whole bunch 'buzzin round',hope to get a shot.
You are lucky to be able to observe them growing up. I only see the females here. Our yard has many flowers that these birds like so I have seen them around for years but I do not recall ever seeing a male.
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Some beutiful shots here. I am so jealous!

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Well done.

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Good work Tina.
Few people can get these birds sharply rendered as you have, so has off to you.
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Thanks to all of you!

Thank you, Ash. But honestly, this was luck. I just happened to have the right lens, and the right camera in my hand at the time. Our area has been very dry, therefore I am providing food and water for the animals. Our yard right now is a high traffic area for birds and many squirrels.
Greetings,
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