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Sugar Stop

Sugar Stop
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Copyright: Kathy Meader (writerscrawlz) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 277 W: 2 N: 924] (2961)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2008-08-10
Categories: Birds
Camera: Canon EOS digital rebel XT, 28-300mm
Exposure: f/9.0, 1/1000 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2008-08-12 19:08
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[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
This female had a sudden need for a sugar stop yesterdy after the squabble with the other female. Even I am unable to tell the difference between the one posted yesterday and this one, but I do know this is the second black-chinned hummingbird. She waited (probably because she lost the squabble?) until Queen Hummingbird finished her drink, left, and wasn't anywhere around before she landed on the feeder for her turn.

Today I had hoped to capture more so I decided to go on a trek. Round trip, me and my dog went ten miles and came back without any photos. I saw animals, but they were too far away, including a four point buck. On the bright side, he was on private property, so I asked the owner if I could camp on his land and got the okay. So, even though my dog and I are so tired we could drop, at least I managed to obtain permission to make myself at home (with permission this time), tent and all.

From what little I've read on hummingbirds, this is their busiest season and in a couple of weeks, they'll be gone. I hope to get a few more shots before that happens.

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Hello Kathy. What I like about this shot is how you have silenced the background in total negative darkness. Sharp copy of the image in tact sharp focus. Brilliant framing and very well done for TN. Best regards. Jusni

Post it and they will come...or is that a baseball field of dreams...hmmmm...well I would say that this is one great image Kathy...the dark background truly brings out the hummer very well...good clean image!

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  • tuslaw Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2754 W: 282 N: 4931] (19883)
  • [2008-08-13 20:00]

Beautiful shot of this tiny hummer Kathy,
I like the black BG. and the colors and detail are wonderful. She seems so contented just sitting there basking in the sun.
We never get tired of watching them at our feeder, but we only have the Ruby-throated ones here in Ohio. TFS.

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