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My Hummingbird Friend
My Hummingbird Friend

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Challenge: Natural Light Portrait IV (Standard Editing)
Collection: Portfolio
Camera: Canon EOS R5
Lens: Canon EF 24-105mm f/4.0L IS
Date: Sep 17, 2023
Date Uploaded: Sep 25, 2023

As you all are probably aware from the number of hummingbird entries I have submitted I have spent quite a bit of time in my backyard photographing them. They have gotten quite used to me being around. They are quite intelligent and know where their feeders are. When I remove one to clean and refill they wait for me to return to the same place to rehang the feeder. They fly around me so closely that I can feel the wind from their wings. I thought it would be fun to try to get a picture of this activity for this challenge. There were 2 or 3 of them who were willful participants. This was one of the better shots of the many I took. I set up the camera on a tripod, pre-focused and used a remote trigger as they flew around me to investigate. PS. That is a yellow jacket just in the lower right mid forearm area. They compete with the Hummers for the sugar water and can be very pesky.

Place: 16 out of 25
Avg (all users): 5.6563
Avg (participants): 5.6667
Avg (non-participants): 5.6500
Views since voting: 49
Views during voting: 53
Votes: 32
Comments: 3
Favorites: 0

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 Comments Made During the Challenge
09/27/2023 02:25:04 PM
What a fun idea. I wish he was holding the cup higher, so that the bird and his face were closer to the same plane. 6 for the idea, and as is, but there's so much you could do with this.
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09/27/2023 08:16:26 AM
Oh WOW!!! How amazing is this?
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09/27/2023 12:12:34 AM
oh Larry .. you are a hummingbird whisperer .. this is so beautiful ..
and now i can see why you are getting some amazing hummingbird photos .. you just ask them to jump and they ask how high .. !! ..

not voting yet .. :)
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