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A Perfect Place To Perch

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Challenge: Holes II (Standard Editing)
Collection: Portfolio
Camera: Canon EOS R5
Lens: Canon EF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS II USM
Location: Home
Date: Sep 14, 2023
Date Uploaded: Sep 14, 2023

The nights are getting cooler now. When hummingbirds sleep which can be for 8 to 12 ours a night they go into a state called torpor. Their heart rates drops from 1200 to about 50 beats per minute ,their body temperatures normally about 105 degrees Fahrenheit may drop to 50 degrees and breathing reduces from 250 breaths per minute to 5. It can take up to an hour to get their metabolism back up when they awake in the morning. In a deep state of torpor they may sleep upside down! They can survive in temperatures below freezing. Truly remarkable creatures!!

Place: 8 out of 21
Avg (all users): 5.9259
Avg (participants): 5.7500
Avg (non-participants): 6.0667
Views since voting: 73
Views during voting: 51
Votes: 27
Comments: 4
Favorites: 0

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09/29/2023 12:28:24 PM
Made me curious to learn more about hummingbirds right after I was jaded about seeing too many here
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09/29/2023 12:28:29 AM
oh WOW .. what you wrote about hummingbirds .. just amazing ..
as is your photo of course btw .. :)
not to get into an argument .. but this is totally about holes .. you have definitely satisfied the challenge in my opinion .. the hummingbird just gives a lovely bit of interest to all those holes in the fence ..

and imagine you got a photo of one of those hummingbirds sleeping upside down ..
now that would be one for the books .. or one for dpc .. lol .. ;)
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
09/26/2023 03:43:36 PM
Awesome catch!
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09/25/2023 12:55:56 AM
I mean there are holes in the fence, but it's really a picture of the bird. Quite a nice one too.
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