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Once again I'm filling feeders twice a day with some birds waiting at the back door for the feeder to be cleaned and refilled.  I photograph Hummers because that's all I have; the rest are a bunch of little brown birds.
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rhunel Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2017   General Artist
So incredible!
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Rela1985 Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2017
holy smokes - nice shot, how did you manage to get it so sharp? 
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Dip-in-Road Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2017
The action is stopped with a strobe at low power(1/16) which is a duration of 1/15,000 seconds.  This speed almost stops the motion of the wings 1/32 power on the strobes gives a duration of ~1/20,000 seconds which will freeze the wings completely.  I use multiple strobes.  The strobes are off camera.

Walt
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Shadowhawk9973 Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
Beautiful!
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JeffPrice Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2017  Hobbyist Photographer
Brilliant!
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suezn Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2017
This is so beautiful!  
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Bren-Raven Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Beautiful! :heart: 
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Comeclarity1982 Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2017
Hummers are so mainstream... go little brown birds! CURSE YOU! 
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bls35mm Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
SO WELL done above! ....

"THEY" won't be BACK HERE (MICHIGAN)
for a few more MONTHS .... SMILES ... bls35mm
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Fractaldragon Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2017  Professional Artisan Crafter
Gorgeous shot of a gorgeous bird!
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Cmac13 Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2017   General Artist
Another wonderful capture :clap:

"The first day I was home I loved every minute of it and still do.  I wish I had retired at 55.  Today I may
1: do nothing
2: do nothing
3: relax
4: Always go to the gym... very important!

This will be my 10th year of leisure and I'm looking forward to many more."


ditto!!!!!
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Corvidae65 Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2017
Well, if you're going to be a slave to any bird I would think the hummers would be cruel masters.  I pity you, Walt :no:  Be sure to get the giant industrial size bag of sugar or who knows what those ruffians will do! :fear:
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Dip-in-Road Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2017
Just got a call from Friedman's Express.  The rig with the sugar is on time for a Friday delivery; they only like one brand of sugar and I have to have it trucked in... or else!  My biggest fear is one stuck in the side of my head.  I try to explain their attitude to them, but they insist I'm the problem.  I took 350 photos today and got one pose worth using.  How are you doing, John?  

Walt
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Corvidae65 Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2017
One can only hope Friedman's Express doesn't get delayed! :fear:  Your head wouldn't make a very good hummer dart board :XD:

I'm doing OK.  I've got about 6 days left before I retire from trucking.  I'm nervous about that but I've got other work lined up.
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Dip-in-Road Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2017
I'm a workaholic and never thought I'd retire, but the company suggested I retire early.  Our so called geniuses couldn't handle a New York 'in your face attitude' correcting them.  The first day I was home I loved every minute of it and still do.  I wish I had retired at 55.  You'll do fine and adapt fast, John.  Today I may
1: do nothing
2: do nothing
3: relax
4: Always go to the gym... very important!

This will be my 10th year of leisure and I'm looking forward to many more.

Good luck with your retirement, you'll really enjoy it.

Now I must go the ER to have a hummingbird removed from my head.

Walt
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MoonFlowerSax Featured By Owner Edited Feb 2, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
This position looks a bit... weird.
Beautiful colours again and a nice shot.
Hummingbirds move fast and your photos still are pretty sharp.
:+fav:

Why not taking a picture of this "bunch of little brown birds" for once? :)
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