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#174386 - 03/08/08 10:22 PM Re: I may be a camera [Re: AnnaStrophic]  
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Originally Posted By: AnnaStrophic
That is a fantastic picture, Maven. How do you tell males from females, by the color?


Yes, the females tend to be drab shades of brown, while the males are little feathery gems, greens and reds depending on species. The females are also quiet, whilst the males chide and rant constantly.

Here are three shots of males, two different species native to the area. Based on behavir, I think the female was the mate of the unidentified male.





Calliopes



Possibly an Anna's--I haven't gotten a good id for this one.

Originally Posted By: etaoin
the good photographers secret.


Indeed! I love the digital format, simply because it does allow me to take multiple shots, knowing that many won't ever be worth sharing.


tempus edax rerum
#174390 - 03/09/08 03:06 AM Re: I may be a camera [Re: Maven]  
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Ooo, ooo! I have hummingbird pics.... hold on a sec.. :0)

#174391 - 03/09/08 03:51 AM Re: I may be a camera [Re: twosleepy]  
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Okay, here we go...


This is one of the few boy hummers I have captured on "film". They took three years or so to show up. The girls came right away (smart, of course...)


This is a boy, although you can't tell, but I just like it for it's overall artistic value, not as a great hummer pic. It was interesting lighting.



This is one of the (smart) girls. Just sittin' pretty...



Funny looking hummer... LOL! Actually, a buzzer..; cool, huh?

All pics taken "a mano", no tripod, Kodak 6490, on my deck, some through a window or door.

Maven: That bottom one is most likely a ruby-throated. She looks just like all my girls, and they're the only species we get here!

#174392 - 03/09/08 04:12 AM Re: I may be a camera [Re: twosleepy]  
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If anyone has the interest, a link to my blog of my UK trip, summer 2005, with my church choir... http://twosleepy.blogspot.com It contains some of my best photographic work.

#174397 - 03/09/08 07:24 PM Re: I may be a camera [Re: twosleepy]  
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Ahem.

#174398 - 03/09/08 09:18 PM Re: I may be a camera [Re: Jackie]  
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Nope, no rubies in this area. Too low in elevation, I guess.


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#174407 - 03/10/08 10:17 AM Re: I may be a camera [Re: Jackie]  
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Of course Ahem is a pretty mysterious comment , but if you might
mean some hummingbirds come larger than life size, I can only think of the fact that everything in the Americas is double sized.
I remember some giant cinnamon buns.

#174409 - 03/10/08 10:47 AM Re: I may be a camera [Re: BranShea]  
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Jackie gets all funny-like when she sees the abbreviation UK and it might not mean University of Kentucky.

#174412 - 03/10/08 01:17 PM Re: I may be a camera [Re: Faldage]  
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LOL! Maybe I went to Kentucky...

And let me tell you, BranShea, cinnamon or not, the USA has the biggest buns on the planet.... he he he

#174417 - 03/10/08 01:50 PM Re: I may be a camera [Re: twosleepy]  
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Ever bin on planet Biggerbun?

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