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Old Mar 31, 2006, 10:39 PM   #1
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Ok, there was no exposure control, shot setup, none of that good stuff. I just happen to have had my S5200 when the first Hummer of the season came by.

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Old Apr 1, 2006, 8:45 AM   #2
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Neat! Thirsty little guy!
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Old Apr 2, 2006, 3:27 AM   #3
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Nice capture. I assume hummingbirds are a recognition of the arrival of spring.

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Old Apr 2, 2006, 11:08 PM   #4
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Hummingbirds migrate south in the fall, and north in the spring. Other birds could be considered the same sing of spring, but hummers just hold a special place for some reason.
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Old Apr 3, 2006, 8:22 AM   #5
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I agree with all the other comments that have been made. I am trying to figure out whether this shot is tilted or the weight of the bird is causing the feeder to tilt a bit. The background is deceiving and not a good indicator of the straightness of the photo. The perspective of the brick wall tends to give the illusion that the shot is crooked. It probably isn't!

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Old Apr 3, 2006, 11:05 AM   #6
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Hummingbirds are amazing little creatures. Nice shot!!

I have heard that hummingbirds catch a ride with geese when they migrate...they apparently ride on the goose's back...imagine that!! :-)Has anyone else heard this?

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StitchBabe wrote:
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Hummingbirds are amazing little creatures. Nice shot!!

I have heard that hummingbirds catch a ride with geese when they migrate...they apparently ride on the goose's back...imagine that!! :-)Has anyone else heard this?

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Nice shot, try to back off the blurring a little to lose the halo around the bird.
As for Stitchbabe's question, the answer appears to be no, the don't hitch a ride and are capable of flying quite lengthy distances in their migration. Answer about 3/4 of the way down in the following link.
http://www.hummingbirds.net/about.html
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Cool! It reminds me that I need to fill up the feeder!!!
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Wow GoCubs...thanks so much for the web link....it sure is hard to believe they actually fly that far...they're so tiny!!

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