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A young male Anna's hummingbird checking me out :love:

More hummingbirds here: [link] in my hummer gallery :heart:
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Pinedrop Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2013
Adorable! Love that green on his head. :-)
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kayaksailor Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2013
:love:
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:iconsilvervulpine:
SilverVulpine Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Marvelous. :)
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kayaksailor Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2011
Thanks! I'm down to only a couple birds this time of year :( I miss them...
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SilverVulpine Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Yeah, I can relate with missing birds. :(
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badchess Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2011  Professional Photographer
Great job.
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:iconkayaksailor:
kayaksailor Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2011
:D my summer hummer horde of birds has dwindled (thank goodness) to just a few, but I do miss the brave ones :love:
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quaddie Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2011
Georgeous shot Ruth,i wish we had these cuties over here :)..
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kayaksailor Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2011
just came across this comment on a "sunbird" photo... [link] "My favourite family of birds are Sunbirds. Sunbirds and Hummingbirds are more than likely distant relatives, though their forms evolved in slightly different ways after the larger continents split apart; Hummingbirds are only found in the western hemisphere while Sunbirds are native to the eastern hemisphere and found throughout the middle east, Africa, and most of Asia."

This may explain why you don't have hummers!!
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quaddie Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2011
Yep,that and its probably too cold here for 3/4 of the year :(...

Thanks for the info :)..
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kayaksailor Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2011
yeah, they don't do well in the cold :no: We had so many this year because of late spring snows up the mountains - many decided to nest at our elevation (1500 feet) instead of heading up to the 3-4000 foot elevation because there was still snow up there! But I didn't mind :love:
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kayaksailor Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2011
Thanks so much Martin! Hummers have always been around me so I tend to forget that not everyone has them :love: It would be interesting to track down why they are "new world" birds :D
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quaddie Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2011
I think you are just showing off :lol:...
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kayaksailor Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2011
:laughing:
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glassreflections Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Gorgeous.
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kayaksailor Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2011
:blowkiss: thanks!
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djohn9 Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Nice shot. I wonder what sort of shutter speed it takes to catch those wings.
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kayaksailor Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2011
I'm told several thousandth but still haven't gotten a completely frozen shot...though I don't try too hard :giggle: I like the blurrrrrrr
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djohn9 Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
I googled it and depending on the species it's 12-90 times a second so I would think anything higher than 1/100 would work. Maybe a flash would help but I'll bet that would be the last of shooting that bird for the day. I'll have to take up this challenge next summer and see if can get something that looks at least as good as this one.
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kayaksailor Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2011
I'll be watching for you :D
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RCPage Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2011
:iconthumbsupplz:
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bear48 Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2011  Professional
sweet job
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mk-kayem Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2011
Loved the feather detail! Lovely photo! :heart:
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kayaksailor Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2011
they are definitely little jewels :love:
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Gellidius Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2011
very well done! :-)
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davincipoppalag Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
wonderful shot
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meihua Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2011
Beautiful!
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Althytrion Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2011
Such a cute and lovely portrait! :aww:
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