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Wed Jul 17, 2013, 11:00 PM

Pollinator II: Return of the...

I took these later in the evening (than the ones before). I shot these today.

(1/200 shutter speed)


















Other things out and about before sunset.

The Giant Robber Fly




BlueJay

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Reply Pollinator II: Return of the... (Original post)
Solly Mack Jul 2013 OP
Locut0s Jul 2013 #1
Solly Mack Jul 2013 #2
Callalily Jul 2013 #3
Solly Mack Jul 2013 #4
Mira Jul 2013 #5
Solly Mack Jul 2013 #6
trusty elf Jul 2013 #7
Solly Mack Jul 2013 #8

Response to Solly Mack (Original post)

Wed Jul 17, 2013, 11:42 PM

1. Very nice shots Solly...

Love the iridescence you have captured on the hummingbird. WTF is a Giant Robber Fly! Wow pretty but I hope it doesn't bite D:

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Response to Locut0s (Reply #1)

Wed Jul 17, 2013, 11:46 PM

2. The GRF kills bees and wasps and has been reported to attack hummingbirds.

the very type of hummingbird in my photos - the ruby-throated hummingbird. They're also called "assassin flies" because they are so aggressive. They will kill and eat other insects as well.

Thanks!

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Response to Solly Mack (Original post)

Thu Jul 18, 2013, 06:48 PM

3. Truly amazing shots.

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Response to Callalily (Reply #3)

Thu Jul 18, 2013, 09:05 PM

4. Thanks, Callalily!

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Response to Solly Mack (Original post)

Thu Jul 18, 2013, 11:19 PM

5. Mindblowing. Better and better.

I'm speaking truth when I say that a year or two ago I had the belief that nobody other than the owners of thousands of dollar cameras, pros like our Maestro who no longer posts, who spend large segments of their lives hidden behind cloaks, in trees, ever was able to photograph a hummer.

I have been proven so wrong. Muchly by you, but also others.
Every time I see one of these wonderful photos of yours this belief still raises up in my mind and says: "How could that be?"

I once spent about an hour at a feeder, and tried. Even got a shot worth having. That's when my belief began to crumble. But it is you who has destroyed it.

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Response to Mira (Reply #5)

Thu Jul 18, 2013, 11:52 PM

6. Thanks, Mira.

Wow. Don't know what to say.

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Response to Solly Mack (Original post)

Fri Jul 19, 2013, 07:41 AM

7. Beautiful shots, Solly.

Thanks!

Sorry, I couldn't resist this. It's your fault!

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Response to trusty elf (Reply #7)

Fri Jul 19, 2013, 11:55 AM

8. Teehee!

Thanks, trusty elf!

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