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Old Mar 15, 2010, 10:04 PM   #1
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Default Hummingbird feeding chicks

I don't think I've posted this before - the nest was in an apple tree in our back yard in spring last year.

It took repeated visits, scores of shots, a lot of patience, a stepladder set up about 15 or 20 feet from the nest, and my Nikon 8800 set at full 12x zoom. This last week it even made the back page of our local newspaper.
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Old Mar 15, 2010, 10:08 PM   #2
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What an excellent moment you captured herb. Your patience and persistence paid off big time here. And its captured very well too, great sharpness and detail.

thanks for sharing, you have a winner here on all fronts
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Old Mar 16, 2010, 6:01 AM   #3
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Amazing capture - thanks for sharing the fruits of your hard work!
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Awesome shot!!!
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That is a great shot, interesting how short the beaks are on the young ones.

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Old Mar 16, 2010, 8:42 AM   #6
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Many are lucky to even see a hummingbird. Of those a few are lucky enough to get a half decent shot of one. Now you come along with this. Truly a one in a million shot and I got to see it. Thanks so much.
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Truly a one in a million shot and I got to see it. Thanks so much.
Agreed.

Well done.
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Old Mar 16, 2010, 11:39 AM   #8
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Nice shot. I actually got some video yesterday on the 7D of one feeding her young. Im setting up again today to try and get better footage and stills but this nest is almost completely covered. You can tell she picked the location carefully as sun lights everything about a foot around the nest but never lights the nest.

Warning... if you get the chance to do again watch out for projectiles the little ones periodically raise their butts up and give a nice squirt right out of the nest.
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I almost feel silly adding to the superlatives. Adjectives fail.

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What an awesome shot!
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