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Old Mar 16, 2013, 2:30 PM   #1
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I had no idea that a Hummingbird had nested in our apple tree until I walked past a couple of feet away & heard it's wings beating as it took off. Even then I had to look very hard for it.

Later I got several pictures of it - close-up & zoomed.

This picture on the other hand is neither zoomed nor close-up. Can you see the Hummingbird, sitting on its nest?

The original picture is a good deal sharper than this one, because I had to reduce the file size to the permitted jpeg amount.
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If you couldn't see the Hummingbird, here's a crop from the first picture -
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Old Mar 16, 2013, 10:07 PM   #3
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And here's one taken a few minutes later, using some zoom. (Camera was NikonCoolpix 8800.)

Now that I look at the picture, I think it makes the Hummingbird look (on my 24 inch monitor) at least twice as big as in real life!
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This St Patrick's Day picture was taken from the neighbours' yard, looking down into the nest. You can see the two chicks with their beaks on opposite sides of the nest. Isn't their camouflage wonderful?
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G'day Herb

What a great eye-opener these pics are - and the lens has done you justice with a very sharp result. The camouflage is doing them a service too - as they are invisible to the eye

Well done again
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Old Mar 20, 2013, 6:05 AM   #6
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These birds are amazing, to see them for real would be a great privilege. Thanks for your captures.
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Herb,

I was just going to say: "To the left of the left frame line" , but ....

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Wow how fantastic! Well captured too!!! I was going for the left hand side as well
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Now it's only 14 days after the previous picture - but haven't the chicks grown?
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