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Mr and Mrs Hummingbird dining out.
Lens: 100mm wr Camera: K5 Photo Location: Saugus Ma. 
Posted By: charliezap, 05-16-2012, 05:28 PM

After the 2 males duked it out for possession of the feeder the winner and his Mrs are the owners of the station.--charliezap

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05-16-2012, 05:59 PM   #2
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Beautiful colours on these birds, wish we had them over here.
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But I see they have a happy marriage by not dining together
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you captured the luminance of the feathers very well Charlie, a hard thing to do.

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Beautiful colours on these birds, wish we had them over here.
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But I see they have a happy marriage by not dining together
How come I see pics of h-birds where there are many at the feeders all getting along and in my case there is a male and female only?
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Wonderful shots, Charlie! They are so beautiful! I love them. I still have only seen one hummingbird around here, a male. And he is preoccupied with honeysuckle right now.
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Very nice. Captured just right for the full color effect.
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Sharp, clean captures, Capn. I'm glad to see these folks living it up at the Pleasure Palace.

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QuoteOriginally posted by charliezap Quote
How come I see pics of h-birds where there are many at the feeders all getting along and in my case there is a male and female only?
Nice shots Charlie. I think I read that to have lots of hummingbirds you have to have lots of feeders. They are very territorial and will protect their feeders against all comers unless you have lots of them (feeders I mean). After the young are born and fledge you should see the rest of the family. So now you need to hang more feeders, keep up with all that sugar water and keep everything clean and mold free. Lots of work but if you want lots of hummers that will keep you occupied the rest of the summer. Then you can post all kinds of pictures and the rest of us can sit back and just be lazy.
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you captured the luminance of the feathers very well Charlie, a hard thing to do.
Usually the feathers show Bob when you hit them with 1.21 gigawatts of flash.Where did you here the expression "1.21gigawatts"?--charliezap
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Usually the feathers show Bob when you hit them with 1.21 gigawatts of flash.Where did you here the expression "1.21gigawatts"?--charliezap

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Whoa did you paint those birds by numbers ???? Stunning colors.
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Whoa did you paint those birds by numbers ???? Stunning colors.
Just like a hose mist shows a rainbow when the sun is behind you the flash really illuminates the luminescence of the hummingbirds.--charlie "Rembrandt"
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