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RedStickMan Sep 13, 2006 11:59 PM

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A few photos from the last several days.
C&C welcome, as usual.

#1 Female Hummer Resting

RedStickMan Sep 13, 2006 11:59 PM

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#2 Male Hummer Resting

RedStickMan Sep 14, 2006 12:01 AM

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#3 Spikey Spider
Feel free to tell me the real name of this guy. He/She has a huge web between two of my trees.

RedStickMan Sep 14, 2006 12:02 AM

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#4 Creepy Bug
Not sure what he is, but for some reason I just plain don't like these.

RedStickMan Sep 14, 2006 12:04 AM

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#5 Bug Love
We usually just refer to these as "ladybugs". Clearly, one is not a lady. The other isn't exactly acting like a proper lady, either. :shock:

RedStickMan Sep 14, 2006 12:06 AM

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#6 Waiting in her Web

Raghu Sep 14, 2006 3:45 AM

I can see you are carrying your camera all around. The hummer shots are very beautiful, and others,though interesting and well captured, IMO, take the back seat when mixed with hummbing bird pics.

D.Ann Sep 14, 2006 8:30 AM

Hi, I like them all, but my favorite is the #2 hummer. I love the way our cameras keep us connected to nature. Nice series. Donna

annie57 Sep 14, 2006 9:39 AM

wow REd Stick Man...those macro shots are great....and I have never seen a spider that looks quite like that!!!! and luv the spider's web and the whole series!!!!:cool:

bayourebel Sep 14, 2006 9:42 AM

RedStick, that is some very good hummer shots. I think I like them best. But referring to the Ladybug's, have you ever heard the song "Let's fall in Love" by Cole Porter? I think it has a verse, (even proper ladies do it!):shock:

Macnite Sep 14, 2006 9:49 AM

Excellent shots RedStickMan,, but the two hammers get my vote! Theyare the sharpest I've seen in this forum. Well done.


Beth Ellen Sep 14, 2006 10:37 AM

The hummers are wonderful and that first spider is truly fascinating! I have never seen anything like that. :o)

Beth Ellen

Mark27 Sep 14, 2006 11:38 AM

Cool! I never see hummingbirds around, let alone be fast enough to take a picture of one.

That spiked black and white spider, from what I found in my search, is called a spiny-backed orb weaver. Excellent photo! I particularly enjoy spider macros.

Keep up the good work!


d-sr Sep 14, 2006 5:31 PM

Very nice Mick. You nailed them all.


RedStickMan Sep 14, 2006 5:55 PM

I appreciate all the comments, everyone.

For the hummer shots, I set the tripod about 4 feet from the feeder and used a remote shutter release with a long cable. I was actually in the house and watched through the window for them to come to the feeder. I was also using a flash, which I think helped a bit. I hope to get a few more pics of them before they head farther south.

Thanks for the info on the spider ID, Mark. It has had a huge web between my crepemyrtle and lemon trees. Eventually, I just know I'm going to forget and walk right through it. :sad:

tiger98 Sep 14, 2006 6:12 PM

All VERY good RedStick! The hummers get my vote and that is one wierd looking spider! Jim

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