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They fly!
Posted By: ve2vfd, 08-17-2009, 05:17 PM

A few from last week at my country house

First a hummingbird at our feeder. Extremely aggressive at chasing away other hummingbirds who want to share it.

Next, a butterfly enjoying the nectar of my mothers flowers

This last one I took last month and doesn't fly... but maybe he thinks he can (or doesn't undrestand the meaning of BIRD feeder!)

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08-17-2009, 07:46 PM   #2
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Nice ones Pat.
You seem to have a serene home in the country - lots of wildlife coming to visit.
Must be relaxing...
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Phew!!....when I first saw your thread title, I thought, uh oh, Pats on a camp somewhere and the kids are playing up!!!

Very glad to see its what it is . Great shots too btw.
The squirrel looks a little guilty at being seen.
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impressive how you got the focus spot on @ that bird

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Beautiful shots.

The first one is amazingly clean for 1600iso - correct expose helps a lot I guess...
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Ash ... Thanks, yes it's a very nice place in the country... a bit busy with cottagers on weekends, but dead quiet on weekdays.

Mallee Boy ... Hee hee, camp was 3 weeks ago and you have no idea how badly I would have liked to teach a few of my kids to fly... The squirrel probably had that look because I was mere feet away from it, I had my 17-50mm on so I had to get real close to snap that one.

Devisor ... Thanks, I spend HOURS around that feeder and snapped hundreds of shots (individual shots, I don't like to "machine gun" photos). That one was one of the better ones.

Tcdk ... Thanks! I was surprised that I got anything usable at iso1600! I did noise ninja the image a bit to remove some noise from the background.

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three winners. like the squirrel caught red handed raiding the bird feeder. humming bird amazing

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