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:w00t: I finally caught the rufuos hummingbird that's been terrorizing the feeders :giggle: All the other Anna's let him drive them off from one feeder and promptly move to the other...until the rufous get wind and flies off to drive them back to the original one :rofl:

Perched by kayaksailor
Hummingbird by DaniiSantos oil painting by :icondaniisantos:
HummerTubedByHolly by Myriadelle digital by :iconmyriadelle:

More hummingbirds here:kayaksailor.deviantart.com/gal…
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DaniiSantos Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
Hello Ruth,
Thank you very much!!! :tighthug:
 daniisantos.deviantart.com/art…
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DaniiSantos Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
Hello, I wanted to ask permission to use your photo into a painting? 
Are so adorable !! :love:
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kayaksailor Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2014
Yes!  You've got it :D  Please let me see whatever you create :love: I love seeing how people use my photos :heart: I have a stock page of Anna's too kayaksailor.deviantart.com/gal…

I'm pretty loose on the use of my photos, just ask that you give me credit and link me back to see what you've done...so if you see something else that inspires you, let me know!
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DaniiSantos Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
Thank you very much, Your photos are wonderful !! :love: :heart: 
once finished I will send you!
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Myriadelle Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Lookie, Ruth: [link]

THANK YOU!!!!!!!
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kayaksailor Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2013
I just saw your message on fb :love: If you want to share either my full hummer gallery or the sub-gallery with the others too, you may... again, can't wait to see what you all come up with :heart:
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Myriadelle Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist

This was a fun painting "model".

 

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StormyyWolf Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2012   Photographer
what a gorgeous picture!
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kayaksailor Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2012
these little rufous hummers are such characters - they squeak in their attempts to drive off all the other Anna's :love:
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RezzanATAKOL Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2012
Bravo Ruth!:clap:
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kayaksailor Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2012
:bow: :giggle: thanks!
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StormyyWolf Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2012   Photographer
Gorgeous picture! great capture!
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kayaksailor Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2012
Thank you! I love having these jewels around all year - even if I am currently having to make six cups of nectar a day :laughing: for the greedy little birds :love:
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StormyyWolf Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2012   Photographer
Aww whoa! 6 a day? How many do you have that regularly visit you? They are gorgeous, wish we had those in the UK!
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kayaksailor Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2012
the number varies depending on the time of year and how dry things are...we're part of the migration path but we have some that stay year round...right now since my garden and feeders are the only thing with flowers/nectar around (summer is very dry in California - we won't get rain until late October - nothing is blooming outside of people's gardens) I'd hazard a guess that there are several dozen :shrug: if not more! Early morning and just before sunset both 10-seater feeders are full with others waiting...
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glassreflections Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Talk about a little Terror! Those Anna's hummers should gang up on him. Lol.
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kayaksailor Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2012
The anna's seem to be relatively cooperative...the males do fight among each other but seem to be more willing to let everyone drink without tooooo much fuss. What I've noticed is the crowd will be working one feeder, the rufous comes and yells and beats them all up until he's got the feeder to himself :laughing: not realizing that the crowd has all gone over to the other feeder!! Eventually he sees them all at the second feeder and comes zooming over to start the battle again with the annas all heading back to the original feeder :giggle:
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glassreflections Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
That's hysterical. You must get ten kinds of kicks from watching that. Have you managed to catch a picture of this occurring?
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chalutplease Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2012
Very nice. Are you actually getting close to them or using a zoom?
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kayaksailor Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2012
I am using my zoom because it gives me more flixibility, but I'm standing within about five feet of the feeder...the Anna's are a bit more skittish because of the rufous' bullying, but they'll still let me hang nearby :love:
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chalutplease Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2012
Wow, that's wonderfully close. Good for you.
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kayaksailor Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2012
they are numerous again this summer - easily two dozen! I may be a bit mean, but I love standing by one of the feeders that has nectar when the other feeder is empty :giggle: love them zipping around my head :iconhummingbirdplz::heart:
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chalutplease Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2012
Wow, that's a lot. The only time that I've been near them is a visit at my mom's and there were only two. Both were ruby throated but the one would chase the other away so most of my time was spent watching them sit in the branches way up high. I can only imagine what it would be like to have them flying close to you. And yes, I think you are a bit mean but I would probably do the same!
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kayaksailor Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2012
[link] a scrap for you to see how many :giggle: this is where I put the feeder when I'm "formally" shooting - better able to shoot down on them rather than up at the bright sky... I've got a couple other shots where the feeder is hanging in the normal spot up in the eve (taken from my home office window - sitting at my desk) where every seat is taken and there are more waiting not so patiently :rofl:
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chalutplease Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2012
That is absolutely incredible! WOW! I'm told that we have many of them here but I've only ever seen them at my bottle brush tree before dawn. I'm wondering if I should get some feeders and see what happens.
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kayaksailor Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2012
I love having them around! You can get inexpensive feeders at Walmart - less than $10 for the larger plastic 10-seater I have...sugar runs more :rofl: Sugar to water is 1:4 and you don't need to put the red food coloring in!!
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WalkerGermany Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2012
Brilliant!!
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kayaksailor Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2012
:love: Thank you so much!!
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WalkerGermany Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2012
You are welcome!
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1001G Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2012
excellent ruth
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kayaksailor Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2012
thanks Edie :D I was excited!
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1001G Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2012
pee your pants?...:) I do that when I get real excited, or cough or jump or...........
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kayaksailor Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2012
:rofl: thank goooooodness I don't have that problem :fingerscrossed: yet! Only one child, and she was a Cesarian birth :laughing:
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1001G Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2012
you are missing out..:)
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kayaksailor Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2012
....NOT!!! :D
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1001G Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2012
awwwwww come on
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kayaksailor Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2012
NNNoooooooooooooo! :D
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terceleto Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Perfect capture! I love how crisp everything is, and those wings! so many beats per second! I'm quite envious of the variety of hummingbirds you have out there :) Just Ruby-throated ones here in the East. :<
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kayaksailor Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2012
Thank you so much!! They are fun to try and catch :love: I was thrilled when I got this up on my monitor - always a thrill compared to the LCD on the camera :laughing: We have primarily the Anna's here in my corner of California with a very occasional Black chinned or rufous...
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terceleto Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
It really is an amazing feeling to see that the photo that looks nice on the LCD also looks nice on the big monitor!
Gotcha. I saw several hummers when I was NM, but they were so quick I never really had the chance to ID them! For all I know, they could have all been the same species!
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Shoayb Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
nice capture , great details :)
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kayaksailor Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2012
thank you :blowkiss:
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Cmac13 Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2012   General Artist
:worship: perfect
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kayaksailor Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2012
:w00t: I was so excited :love:
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Good-e-nuf Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2012
Nice airborne shot!

Walt
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kayaksailor Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2012
:bow: I've learned from the best :giggle:
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Good-e-nuf Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2012
Thanks, Ruth, that was very nice! Sure hope that it was directed at me! You were good to begin with; I did an Obama and evolved slowly. I dislike people on here who withhold information or the people who won't answer questions about their post processing techniques. It only takes one person with a hint to completely change your abilities. If you feel you ever need any info from me on any of my photos, just ask.

Walt
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kayaksailor Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2012
The compliment WAS directed at you :love: Your photos gave me the... nerve, I guess is the best word, to actually change and direct the birds to where I wanted them rather than attempting to catch them wherever they happened to be... and your ps tip on the sharpening mask were so helpful!

I've been pretty lucky with getting answers to my questions - though I don't always understand them :laughing: or have the "right" programs, but I do understand and agree with your "it only takes one..." :nod:!
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ElinsPhotography Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Beautiful!
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kayaksailor Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2012
Thank you so much!
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