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09/18/2005 07:28:41 PM · #1
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09/18/2005 07:32:08 PM · #2
Incredible!!

Did you get any close-ups?
09/18/2005 07:33:44 PM · #3
Great capture.
09/18/2005 07:36:07 PM · #4
This is the best I have as of now. Will be sorting through others later
09/18/2005 09:14:42 PM · #5
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The image is not very good but I never captured 7 at a time before.

It was getting dark

Message edited by author 2005-09-18 21:15:15.
09/18/2005 09:20:40 PM · #6
How fast on the shutter to freeze them?
09/18/2005 09:22:47 PM · #7
Wow! I would be happy to capture just one!

Nice shot!
09/18/2005 09:25:27 PM · #8
Very nice!! Here's my "7 hummer" shot but you have to really look close to see the 7th.

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09/18/2005 09:43:33 PM · #9
Thats wild. 7.
09/18/2005 10:28:46 PM · #10
Hummingbirds growl, btw.

I stood today at my mom's for I don't know how long waiting for the crazy things to take a quick drink. Never got any. :(

These shots are awesome, though.
09/18/2005 11:20:25 PM · #11
Man am I jealous! I put up a hummingbird feeder a month ago. Saw one hummingbird come take a look, and then left. But I started noticing a steady stream of bees visiting, so I took it down.

So I've looked up what kind of flowers attract them, and we are planting them next year.

Funny story: I was shooting some Freeman Patterson style shots in the backyard a couple of days ago, and taking a pic of one of our bushes with flowers on it, and I saw something dart by out of the corner of my eye. I thought--wow, a dragonfly, so I looked up from the shot I was composing, and there, hovering above the bush (which is taller than I am by a 6-12", looking me right in the eyes, was a hummingbird! I was so floored looking at it from such close range, I was afraid to lift my camera for a shot so I didn't scare him away! Of course, then he left and I didn't get a shot of him. So we definitely have some of them here, just need to get them interested in coming by my office window (home office).

09/20/2005 11:14:36 PM · #12
Another shot late today
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nshapiro - it took about 2 months for these to show up.
09/20/2005 11:23:30 PM · #13
Do you mindif I upload and share some (probably just one) of my hummingbird photos? Nowhere near as impressive as your 7, just single birds, but kind of close up.. ish.
09/20/2005 11:25:24 PM · #14
Yes, please post away. I would love to see the photos
09/20/2005 11:42:10 PM · #15
Here we are..

I'll just link to them, as I don't have a portfolio.

Clicky

At my friend's cottage, I sat in a chair, getting a tan/burn (I didn't care for one, I just wanted hummingbird pictures.) and waited for them to come. Their darned dog kept scaring them away though.
09/22/2005 08:05:51 AM · #16
I would like to know what you guys are feeding these birds? I only have one show up oin occaision. If I am near the window forget it.
09/22/2005 12:13:23 PM · #17
In my photos from my friend's cottage, they were using sugar water. It wasn't attracting more than one at a time while I sat there, but they came once in a while.
09/22/2005 12:16:01 PM · #18
We use sugar water at the house also. But I have only seen one.
09/22/2005 12:24:33 PM · #19
I don't know if I'm easily impressed or something but these photos would be on the verge of a 10 for me in the 'beverage' challenge...I love the idea of the last one with the background all boke'd out but the composition is off just a tiny bit and you're a little too loose...otherwise I absolutely love these photos.

Great work!

Edited to add (because Setzler's got me thinking)...the photos make me feel like I'm seeing something I shouldn't normally be privy to. Almost like I'm peeking through the wardrobe door into Narnia. These birds are just beautiful and to see them 'in community' is really heartwarming in a weird way...

Message edited by author 2005-09-22 12:26:52.
09/22/2005 12:30:13 PM · #20
If only I ever got such an oppurtunity..

I was counting on my closeness to the birds to count for something. :P Oh well.
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