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Old Jul 19, 2009, 12:54 PM   #1
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I don't seem to get out much lately, but I did take a couple of shots at the Hummingbird feeder today. This male was frustrated by the Aphid's at the feeder and got one stuck to his bill and had to shake it off so he could eat in peace

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Here is a 100% crop of the original image.



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Old Jul 19, 2009, 1:14 PM   #2
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Nicely done, Tom-

You got lots of detail there.

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Old Jul 19, 2009, 3:51 PM   #3
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An interesting picture - I do love all the feather texture you captured. It's interesting how some birds would love the aphid, while the hummer thinks that they are a problem. He does look like he's not happy with them!
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Tom - a great picture that tells a very interesting story. Thanks for sharing!
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Old Jul 19, 2009, 10:16 PM   #5
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Aphids at a bird feeder? Who'd have thunk it? Actually Hummingbirds do eat insects, but when a bird is that small, even smaller things can be a big problem!!

Good capture, Tom.
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Terrific capture, well done.

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The 100% crop also has something to tell about DOF with this kind of lenses, even stopped down. Fine catch, Tom, thanks for posting.

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Very nice shots Tom.

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