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Old 07-31-2009, 10:59 PM   #31
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What can I say... you wowed me. Can't wait to see what you post when you start getting "better" shots.
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Old 08-01-2009, 10:37 AM   #32
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Sniff, sniff, pardon me while i turn green with envy. You have some very very nice
camera equipment. The photos are fantastic. A wireless remote too ? wow. .... uh
excuse me while I put my little nikon coolpix in my pocket and go in search of a picture to take. Thanks again for sharing great photos.

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Old 08-01-2009, 07:03 PM   #33
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Thank you for sharing your hummingbird photos Quietman.
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Old 08-02-2009, 06:00 AM   #34
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This is the female of the Ruby Throated species in my last post:

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In these last two, you can see her tongue from drinking the nectar:

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I probably snapped 50 or so shots yesterday to get these. These little guys are areal challenge for me!

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Old 08-03-2009, 12:11 AM   #35
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You're wowing me again. What else do you have or.... are you holding out on everyone until August 31st at like 11pm to add photos.
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Old 08-03-2009, 11:46 AM   #36
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Sniff, sniff, pardon me while i turn green with envy.
Pardon me while I turn green with envy also.
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Old 08-03-2009, 04:06 PM   #37
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Does anybody have a humzinger with 6 ports? Are they worth the money? The wild bird store has them on sale this week for $5 off.
I do but there is also either one mean or very hungry hummer that thinks that feeder is his alone. He chases off any other hummer that tries to get a drink, it's almost comical to watch him. He wears himself out defending his feeder.
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Old 08-04-2009, 01:55 AM   #38
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Wow! Thanks for the compliments, but I am trying to do a better job with the hummers!!

I use a Canon Digital Rebel. These particular photos are taken with a 18-200mm lens, and a 420 flash attachment, all mounted on a tripod with a wireless remote.

I want to try my new "L" series, 100-400mm telephoto lens (used on the fox photos here) to see if I can get better shots, but I'll need to up the ISO to something stupid like 800.

Thanks again!

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Hi QuiteMan, I have a Canon rebel also with the new tamron 270mm lens. I got it in Nov after years of using film. How do you like the 420 flash? I haven't gotten a flash yet but I need to.
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Old 08-04-2009, 03:49 AM   #39
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How do you like the 420 flash? I haven't gotten a flash yet but I need to.
....but it can help!

Hi!

The 420 seems to work OK, they aren't produced anymore. The newer, 430EX is something I haven't looked at yet, or the 580.

The "hot shoe" flash does give me a lot more flexibility than the built in flash (which I use only as a desperate, last resort).

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Old 08-04-2009, 04:49 AM   #40
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I had to show this to ya'll. I didn't take it, a good friend of mine did.
Is this cool or what?
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