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fldspringer Jun 6, 2010 11:33 AM

Hummingbirds from the deck
 
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fldspringer Jun 6, 2010 11:38 AM

E-3/300 f2.8/EC-14 (all cropped to some degree)

http://www.spanielsport.com/photos/8...9_7r2G7-XL.jpg

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cshanaberger Jun 6, 2010 9:07 PM

That's a long neck on that last one. wow! great catches Greg.
Charles

zig-123 Jun 6, 2010 9:16 PM

Hi Greg,

I hate the 30mm 2.8 lens and what it can do. I also hate Hummingbirds!!!!

Now that I've got that out of my system, I feel much better.:D

Really sharp images. and with the EC-14 to boot.

My neighbor just gave me some Bee Bomb plants that she says are wonderful in attracting Hummingbirds. I hope she's right. I've seen exactly one of them in the last 14 years.


Zig

fldspringer Jun 7, 2010 5:10 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by cshanaberger (Post 1104615)
That's a long neck on that last one. wow! great catches Greg.
Charles

I think the bird wanted to keep an eye on the dogs, which were only a foot or two under him lounging around. This was one of the few times he actually pearched while feeding.

fldspringer Jun 7, 2010 5:22 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by zig-123 (Post 1104617)
Hi Greg,

I hate the 30mm 2.8 lens and what it can do. I also hate Hummingbirds!!!!

Now that I've got that out of my system, I feel much better.:D

Really sharp images. and with the EC-14 to boot.

My neighbor just gave me some Bee Bomb plants that she says are wonderful in attracting Hummingbirds. I hope she's right. I've seen exactly one of them in the last 14 years.


Zig

I still think I should have my head examined for dumping that amount of cash on one lens:bash:

Sometimes I wake up in a cold sweat from a nightmare where one of my dogs plows into the tripod and the whole thing is tipping and the big front element is heading straight for the ground. Its all happening in slow motion. I wake up right as the the thing hits the ground:eek:.

Just kiddding about the nightmare, but the head examined part still does remain valid!

boBBrennan Jun 7, 2010 7:28 AM

Zig said,"I've seen exactly one of them in the last 14 years."

You're one ahead of me Zig............................ I've lived in Arlington 36 years and not once have I seen hummingbird here.

Greg I like seeing the little bugger's pictures so keep showing; I think your head is screwed on OK, we like seeing photos from the 300 and for me you are the only person I know who has one.
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boBB

Scouse Jun 7, 2010 6:12 PM

Nice pics, Greg.

You guys can borrow a few of our hummers. We have about 30 right at the moment and in the frenzy before dark we'll have a 'lot' more. They Belly up to the bar and tripple dip into each of the feeder 'flowers'. With a bunch in holding patterns at a couple of altitudes. Sharon goes out to fill the feeders and they don't wait for her to hang them.

Good job they're not eagle sized....:eek:

zig-123 Jun 7, 2010 6:37 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by boBBrennan (Post 1104724)
Zig said,"I've seen exactly one of them in the last 14 years."

You're one ahead of me Zig............................ I've lived in Arlington 36 years and not once have I seen hummingbird here.

Greg I like seeing the little bugger's pictures so keep showing; I think your head is screwed on OK, we like seeing photos from the 300 and for me you are the only person I know who has one.
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boBB

Bob,

I may be 1 ahead of you but since I don't have a picture of the encounter, I shouldn't even make that claim.:rolleyes:

Zig

zig-123 Jun 7, 2010 6:39 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Scouse (Post 1104956)
Nice pics, Greg.

You guys can borrow a few of our hummers. We have about 30 right at the moment and in the frenzy before dark we'll have a 'lot' more. They Belly up to the bar and tripple dip into each of the feeder 'flowers'. With a bunch in holding patterns at a couple of altitudes. Sharon goes out to fill the feeders and they don't wait for her to hang them.

Good job they're not eagle sized....:eek:

THAT SETTLES IT!!

I'm off to AGWAY where I can buy one of those Hummingbird feeders!

Zig


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