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Old 08-01-2014, 11:00 AM   #1
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Yes this photo that gymell submitted is definitely a winner. Congratulations gymell!!!! What an excellent photo.

Thank you everyone else for all the photos you submitted. They were all very good photos also. Thanks especially to Birding Bunch. I know you are reluctant to participate in contests.
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Old 08-01-2014, 06:26 PM   #2
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Congratulations, gymell!

That sure is a winner--what a beauty, the hummingbird and the Silene (I'm guessing)...and a special moment captured and shared with us. I love the limited depth of field and what looks to be Monarda fistula in the background.
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Old 08-02-2014, 04:48 PM   #3
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Congratulations gymell. That was a beautiful photo. It is hard to get those wings!
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Congrats, gym ell. It is well deserved.
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Hi, thanks! Yes that is Silene regia (royal catchfly) and Monarda fistula (wild bergamot) in the background. For this shot I used a 500mm lens with an extension tube which allows for closer focus distance, and also creates the extremely shallow depth of field.

I've observed that the hummingbirds don't seem to care for the wild bergamot, but prefer all the red flowers like royal catchfly, cardinal flower, and Monarda didyma (which is not native here in MN.) But the bees and hummingbirds moths love the Monarda fistula.
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Hi, thanks! Yes that is Silene regia (royal catchfly) and Monarda fistula (wild bergamot) in the background. For this shot I used a 500mm lens with an extension tube which allows for closer focus distance, and also creates the extremely shallow depth of field.
S. regia isn't native here in PA...we have S. virginica...a woodland wildflower.

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I've observed that the hummingbirds don't seem to care for the wild bergamot, but prefer all the red flowers like royal catchfly, cardinal flower, and Monarda didyma (which is not native here in MN.) But the bees and hummingbirds moths love the Monarda fistula.
Well, the combination looks great.
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It sure does! Congratulations!!!
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S. regia isn't native here in PA...we have S. virginica...a woodland wildflower.



Well, the combination looks great.
It's not actually native here in MN, we are just NW of its native range. But I'm not going to argue with the hummingbirds about it.
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It's not actually native here in MN, we are just NW of its native range. But I'm not going to argue with the hummingbirds about it.
~smile~
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Really nice!

Congrats ARE in order....

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