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NIKON CORPORATION
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NIKON D300S
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Date Taken
Jun 7, 2011, 10:35:11 AM
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Messy eater by kayaksailor Messy eater by kayaksailor
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My entry in the March 2012 "Time Freeze" Contest presented by :iconwater-and-nature-art: [link]

:iconeditplz: Woohooo! I just received a DD on this :love: Thanks so much for all the comments and faves!!

Pollen dusts the beak of an Anna's Hummingbird...

dedicated to :icongellidius: because he wanted to see more tongue :giggle:


more hummers here: [link]

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Given 2011-07-11
Suggester said; "Wow, just wow."

Messy eater by *kayaksailor ( Suggested by ERB20 and Featured by Anoya )

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:iconsomeone-else79:
Someone-Else79 Featured By Owner May 3, 2014
Woow, amazing !!!! Congratulations on the DD, so well deserved !!
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:iconkayaksailor:
kayaksailor Featured By Owner May 5, 2014
Thank you so much!! I was shocked :love:
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:iconzenith1:
Zenith1 Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
So beautiful.
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:iconkayaksailor:
kayaksailor Featured By Owner May 5, 2014
They are darling birds :heart:
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:iconqneko-dono:
QNeko-dono Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2014
beautiful photo , beautiful color ! ^^
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:iconkayaksailor:
kayaksailor Featured By Owner May 5, 2014
Thank you so much!
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:icondigipainter:
DigiPainteR Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2014
very purdy photo ruth . . High-Five
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:iconkayaksailor:
kayaksailor Featured By Owner May 5, 2014
:D  Love the little nectar suckers :giggle: - mine are going through six cups of nectar a day right now :shakefist:
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:icondigipainter:
DigiPainteR Featured By Owner May 6, 2014
I have black chin & Anna's now plus a pair of Hooded Orioles using the nectar feeder so yep . . . lots of sugar water.
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:iconkayaksailor:
kayaksailor Featured By Owner May 6, 2014
a black chin pair just showed up yesterday, for me! the male was very shy but the female just ignored the hord of anna and the bully rufous :D  no oriiles yet...
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:icons-kmp:
s-kmp Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2013
:w00t: Congratulations, this lovely piece has been featured here Animal Portraits Feature 10 at :iconanimal-portraits:

Keep up the great work :
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:iconkayaksailor:
kayaksailor Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2013
Thanks so much!  You made a marvelous collection, I am thrilled to be included :blowkiss:
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:icons-kmp:
s-kmp Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2013
You're most welcome :)
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:iconmouselemur:
Mouselemur Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Absolutely great shot :love:
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:iconkayaksailor:
kayaksailor Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2013
Thank you! They are wonderful little gems :love:
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:iconmouselemur:
Mouselemur Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
My pleasure :D
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:iconkoukatsumi:
kouKatsumi Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2013
Amazing colours!
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:iconkayaksailor:
kayaksailor Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2013
fresh, new green of a lavender bush :love:
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:iconmorningstarskid:
morningstarskid Featured By Owner May 26, 2013  Professional Artist
Messy Eater...whats up with that.....

great image Ruth!
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:iconkayaksailor:
kayaksailor Featured By Owner May 27, 2013
lol, the pollen on his beak just made me laugh...it looks to me like he was just being messy :giggle:
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:iconmorningstarskid:
morningstarskid Featured By Owner May 27, 2013  Professional Artist
Are we fussy?...:rofl:
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:iconkayaksailor:
kayaksailor Featured By Owner May 27, 2013
:giggle: he was proving he wasn't just a free loader from my feeders only, he'd been hitting the flowers :love:
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:iconmorningstarskid:
morningstarskid Featured By Owner May 28, 2013  Professional Artist
Going Big.....:love:
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:iconkarliosi:
karliosi Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Absolutely superb photo. Hope you had a wonderful birthday. Keep on smiling and happy clicking.
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:iconkayaksailor:
kayaksailor Featured By Owner May 3, 2013
Thank you so much! Our summer hummer horde is back so it's time to see what I can catch this year :love: Thank you for the birthday wishes :blowkiss:
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:iconzasu:
zasu Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2013
amazing shot! :love:
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:iconkayaksailor:
kayaksailor Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2013
:iconlovenodplz: Still one of my favorite :D
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:iconjohn-peter:
John-Peter Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Hello! :wave:
Your beautiful art has been featured in my newest journal [link]
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:iconkayaksailor:
kayaksailor Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2012
:iconeeeeeplz: how exciting! Thank you :blowkiss: I'm off to see what else you've found :sprint:
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:iconjohn-peter:
John-Peter Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
No problem :)
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:iconspeck2:
Speck2 Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Wonderful!!
Cindy
:heart:
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:iconkayaksailor:
kayaksailor Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2012
thank you (again :tighthug:)
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:iconspeck2:
Speck2 Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
So very welcome !
Cindy
:hug: :rose:
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:iconlogandtr:
LoganDTR Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
It's beautifull!!!
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:iconkayaksailor:
kayaksailor Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2012
aren't they incredible birds?!
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:iconlogandtr:
LoganDTR Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Oh Yes, they are!
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:iconvabserk:
vabserk Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2012
Wonderful...
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:iconkayaksailor:
kayaksailor Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2012
they are :iconlovenodplz:
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:iconsylverface:
sylverface Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
:wave: you are featured here [link]
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:iconkayaksailor:
kayaksailor Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2012
:iconeeeeeplz: how exciting! Thank you so much :hug: I'm off to see what else you've discovered :sprint:
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:iconsylverface:
sylverface Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
my really great pleasure =D :rose:
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:iconarualcat:
arualcat Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2012
Love it, really! The bird is perfectly defined, though the wings are in movement, and the contrast generated by that (movement-definition) is gorgeous.
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:iconkayaksailor:
kayaksailor Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2012
Thank you for the wonderfully detailed comment!
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:iconsarahharas07:
Sarahharas07 Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
:wow: this is very beautiful, and a belated congrats on the DD :heart:
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:iconkayaksailor:
kayaksailor Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2012
:blowkiss: thank you!!!!
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:iconsarahharas07:
Sarahharas07 Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Most welcome :D
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:iconkenny-gulley:
Kenny-Gulley Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2012
this is great!!!!!! Congrats on the DD
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:iconkayaksailor:
kayaksailor Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2012
Thanks Kenny! I was thrilled of course :laughing:
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:iconkenny-gulley:
Kenny-Gulley Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2012
:D!!
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:iconerene:
erene Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2012
Congratulations dear Ruth, well deserved!
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