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Ruby-throated Hummingbirds, blooms and other things...
Lens: DA*300 Camera: K-5IIs Photo Location: My yard in southwestern Ohio 
Posted By: Bud, 07-02-2015, 10:14 PM

The young hummingbirds are fledging from the nests…

All hummingbird pics are identified by the flower names. All images were captured hand-held with available light.

Cuphea schumannii
1/750s f/6.7 at 300.0mm iso1600

Silene regia 'Royal Catchfly'
1/500s f/6.7 at 300.0mm iso1600

Justicia brandegeana - 'Shrimp Plant'
1/1000s f/6.7 at 300.0mm iso400

Monarda 'Jacob Cline'
1/750s f/5.6 at 300.0mm iso1100

Stachytarpheta frantzii - 'Purple Porterweed'
1/500s f/4.5 at 300.0mm iso1600

Crocosmia 'Lucifer'
1/750s f/5.6 at 300.0mm iso2200

Red Admiral Butterfly
1/180s f/6.7 at 300.0mm iso400

And, yes… occasionally, a mammal wanders in…

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Very nice images. I love the Hummers.
07-03-2015, 05:35 AM   #3
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Excellent photos and very sharp shots of the hummingbirds.
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Any of these would be a "shot-of-a-lifetime" for me, but the "bee balm" and "porterweed" hummer captures would go on the wall for sure.

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Beautiful, all of them, and very sharp. Wonderful compositions, too.
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Magnificent work! It's difficult to pick a favorite. Great attention to details. Very professional, indeed.
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Beautiful, including occasional cute mammal.
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Love them all. Excellent series.

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All are just great, but if I'd have to pick one it would be the first shot.
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These are brilliant! I love #4.
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They're all great, congrats. My most favorite one is the squirrel. The lighting is so special.
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Thanks, everyone, for the comments! They are very much appreciated.
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A great series.Love them all.---charliezap

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