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Mr. Geek 2U
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Icon 1 posted August 29, 2010 08:56      Profile for Mr. Geek 2U     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
Hello! Hello! Hello!

It has been very windy at el Rancho de Geek. And there is not a politician in the site! Ha. Ha. Ha.

But Mrs. Geek 2Me did see a Hummingbird in a tree. And that bird sure had a hard time windy-surfing.

See for yourself!

I shot the photos with a big, slow Sigma 500mm zoom and still cropped to 140%. Boy those birds are small! Boy that lens is slow to focus!

Have a great day!

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Bibo
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Icon 1 posted August 29, 2010 20:56      Profile for Bibo   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
Awesome shots!
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Ugh, MightyClub
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Icon 1 posted August 29, 2010 20:57      Profile for Ugh, MightyClub     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
Those pictures are pretty nice, Mr. Skippy. Thanks for sharing!

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Rhonwyyn

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Icon 1 posted August 29, 2010 21:51      Profile for Rhonwyyn   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
What is crazy is realizing that the pictures, even on my relatively small display, are larger than the bird is in real life. I was privileged to see a few hummingbirds in the wild about three weeks ago. They're amazing to watch. I love the iridescent green!

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Icon 1 posted August 30, 2010 09:56      Profile for garlicguy   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
quote:
Originally posted by Ugh, MightyClub:
Those pictures are pretty nice, Mr. Skippy. Thanks for sharing!

Ditto.

I've only seen a hummingbird actually perched one time in life, and then only for about 2 seconds.

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I don't know what I was thinking... it seemed like a good idea at the time.

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____ About six years ago, I thought I was being buzzed by a June Bug, I swatted at it and almost had my hand speared by a beak. Me thinks that both of us would not have liked that outcome, anyway the little guy flew off to other persuits and left me to wonder what about me was atracting a Humming Bird. I am sure the Mrs would not claim that it was my sugary disposition.

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