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:iconkeithsannoyingphotos:
Hey, I got your message on a photo that you faved.  Good to hear from you!  I have moved and now live down in the Southwestern corner of New Mexico near silver City.  They told me that there were lots of hummingbirds and they weren't kidding! I think that this is the last stop before they leave the mountains and forests on their Southbound migration and cross the desert, so they seem particularly anxious to fuel up and more willing to share the feeders with other birds.  They are going through well over a gallon of nectar a day for 8 feeders.  I am told that occasionally they will over-winter her and also that once in a while Magnificent Hummingbirds    www.falconphotos.com/keyword/e…  can be seen.  Hope to see one some day!  Take care, Walt!
Keith
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inObrAS Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2016
Thank You very much for the :+fav:! :hug:
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:iconrelhom:
relhom Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks Walt..:wave:
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Dip-in-Road Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2016
You're more than welcome, Richard!  I see you're doing quite well and also cranking out some beautiful work.

Walt
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relhom Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
I try..:D
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Phototubby Featured By Owner May 24, 2016  Hobbyist Photographer
thx for fav!!!
A little fallow. by Phototubby
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:iconthevisualilliterate:
thevisualilliterate Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2016   Traditional Artist
Hi Walt, 

Your hummingbird photos are delightful and dynamic Wow! 
Photographing birds, especially when they are in motion, is so difficult, 
because you only have an instant to get all these different variables (the bird's movement, composition, lighting, camera settings... ) just right.
The kind of clarity and liveliness you are able capture in your photos make them look like carefully composed paintings. 
Very impressive Clap 
Thank you for sharing! 

-Vi 
 
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Dip-in-Road Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2016
Hi, VI!  Thanks for the compliment.  Truth is it usually takes several hundred to several thousand shots to get one I like.  In my yard I use two 'off camera' strobes equipped with 20 inch(51cm) beauty discs to diffuse the light.  The strobes are usually set to 1/16 power(1/16,000 seconds) and my camera is in manual mode at a suitable speed, ISO and fairly wide aperture.  These settings give the stop motion effect.  When I do get out to take photos I use an attached fill flash(usually at 1/16 power).  All my photos are photoshopped.  Hope this explains the relative success!  

Walt
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thevisualilliterate Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2016   Traditional Artist
Hello Walt, 
Hats off to you :TipOfTheHat: 
I only understood about half of your sentence, having only elementary understanding in the skills of photography.
I basically mess around with the settings on my DSLR, learning through trial and error, and my camera begrudgingly puts up with me. 
Impressed with your dedication to getting that one great shot--it truly shows in the quality of your photos [21] Spearow 
Eager to see more! 

-Vi
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cricketumpire Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2016  Hobbyist Photographer
Like the barn owl, thank you for keeping 'a faithful vigil' - in your case on my page!  :owlnoid:  
Your interest and the fave are greatly appreciated Dip-in-Road      I love deviantART!
  
Please do keep on watching???   :) (Smile)
  
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