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Getting close... by kayaksailor Getting close... by kayaksailor
Finally caught the Black Chinned hummingbird's throat flash... don't know how I missed this shot, found it in a file from last June! I'd better keep trying and get a better one soon, or they'll be gone for the winter...

more hummers here: [link]

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Dieffi Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
I have featured this wonderful shot in my "FLYING BIRDS" - collection.[link]

I hope you will agree and enjoy!:iconroovel:
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Cobean Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2011  Hobbyist Artist
Great picture! I like how the throat has that blue color:D How many tries did it take you to finally get this picture?
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kayaksailor Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2011
I've tried many, many times with this little beast :laughing: The Anna's will come right up to the feeder when I'm standing there with the camera but this one waits until I walk away :shakefist: He has a distinctive sound to his wings so I know exactly when he shows up...when I'm not ready!!!
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Cobean Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2011  Hobbyist Artist
Really? I think he did that for fun :D I remember something like that happened to me before. It was with a mantis I called Manny :la: well, he always walked under a leaf when I try to take a picture.(in a specific spot where I can't take the picture D: ) Then he walks right out as soon as I turn off my camera :ohnoes: He was a good sport though :D
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kayaksailor Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2011
:rofl:
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Cobean Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2011  Hobbyist Artist
Yeah^^ He is an awesome mantis :la:
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Liz-in-BackoBourke Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2011
WOW
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kayaksailor Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2011
Thanks :D Isn't that purple flash neat?! First time I saw it this spring I was :wow: What was THAT!! We'd never had them around before :love:
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dove-51 Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Excellent Ruth. My last sighting at my feeder was Sept. 22 which is really late. They are usually all gone by the 10th. :heart:
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kayaksailor Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2011
Hmmm - wonder if that means we're in for a mild winter :fingerscrossed:

I was thinking the migration had begun as we've got some different ones at the feeders here...good to know I'm not imagining it :laughing:
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