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I'm back with the hummers I am almost positive that most of these are Rufous Hummingbirds. However , there maybe an Allen's and Broad- Tailed Hummingbird also. Very hard to tell the difference in some of these for me especially if they are juveniles. Any help on the ID's will me most appreciated.

Your nits, crits and suggestions are also most welcome.


Thank you for stopping in. Please let me know you visited and hope you enjoy.

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1.Rufous or Allen's ?

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2. Broad-Tailed ?

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3.Rufous ?

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4.Rufous

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5.Rufous with the rare blue sky :)

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Mar 05, 2014 at 12:08 AM
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Oh do I ever like the comp of the last one Birdie!! He's hiding out posing as a (magnolia?) bud! That's pretty cool!!! That may be the most unique hummer comp I have ever seen. The rest of the set isn't too shabby either, all are super sharp, nicely exposed and nicely presented. They would make for a wonderful post on their own. I'm sorry I can't help with the IDs, we only have 2 kinds here so I don't know the subtle differences.

Excellent set!

Tim



Mar 05, 2014 at 12:13 AM
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Stunning series of hummers Roberta. I'm with Tim on that last one...just so special. The crispness of focus, the gorgeous colors of the birds and the background make this a killer set! Bravo
Eric



Mar 05, 2014 at 12:45 AM
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Magnificent set of hummingbirds, whatever their specific IDs. Very sharp, with nice backgrounds; and the last one is a particularly interesting composition. Excellent!

Brian M.



Mar 05, 2014 at 12:53 AM
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Bravo Birdie.......the last is stunning.

Ted



Mar 05, 2014 at 01:04 AM
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Tim Kuhn wrote:
Oh do I ever like the comp of the last one Birdie!! He's hiding out posing as a (magnolia?) bud! That's pretty cool!!! That may be the most unique hummer comp I have ever seen. The rest of the set isn't too shabby either, all are super sharp, nicely exposed and nicely presented. They would make for a wonderful post on their own. I'm sorry I can't help with the IDs, we only have 2 kinds here so I don't know the subtle differences.

Excellent set!

Tim


Thank you so much Tim. It is a Japanese Magnolia . I almost cropped this one closer . I really thought I would get comments about it not being cropped closer. So, I am happy you like it.

Birdie



Mar 05, 2014 at 01:12 AM
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They are all beautiful Birdie, but I have to agree with Ted. That last one is perfection!



= Ed =



Mar 05, 2014 at 01:37 AM
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Splendid set Birdie, every one of them. The background, pose, color and clarity for #2 is my favorite.


Mar 05, 2014 at 02:04 AM
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#1 and #5 stand out for me (and standing out in such a brilliant set really means something). Love the way the bird pops off the glorious bg in the first one. The last is a really nice comp. The fat magnolia buds are interesting in themselves. Throw in the hummer and you have a super nice image. Excellent set Birdie!!


Mar 05, 2014 at 03:34 AM
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1, 3 and 5 for me Roberta

Morris



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p.1 #11 · p.1 #11 · Rufous and Others


Wonderful set Birdie. Are those Magnolia buds in the last shot?

George



Mar 05, 2014 at 03:55 AM
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These are beautiful, Birdie! The first one is well exposed, well composed, filled with interesting color, and as sharp as is possible. Great set.

Julian



Mar 05, 2014 at 04:07 AM
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p.1 #13 · p.1 #13 · Rufous and Others


Sweet set, Birdie. Very nice job on these. Sharp detail and tasteful compositions
Socrate



Mar 05, 2014 at 05:19 AM
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p.1 #14 · p.1 #14 · Rufous and Others


Nice Birdie, the Rufous are very hard to tell for me also,
so if the have green on their backs I call them Allen's

-Tim



Mar 05, 2014 at 07:05 AM
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if they have green on their backs I call them Allen's

+1. According to the Sibley guide, only 5% of Rufous HBs have green backs, so the most likely ID for the first one is Allen's (and probably a female, based on the fact that it doesn't have a full gorget).

John



Mar 05, 2014 at 07:19 AM
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eyelaser wrote:
Stunning series of hummers Roberta. I'm with Tim on that last one...just so special. The crispness of focus, the gorgeous colors of the birds and the background make this a killer set! Bravo
Eric


Thank you so very much Eric

Birdie



Mar 05, 2014 at 03:40 PM
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p.1 #17 · p.1 #17 · Rufous and Others


As ususal Birdie, these are very well done. The Rufous/Allen call is difficult. My understanding is that the pattern of the spread tail is the determining factor. Based solely on range maps, Rufous would be the most likely bet in Louisiana. You might want to check out the "Hummer Bird Study Group" who do a lot of hummer banding in your area.


Mar 05, 2014 at 04:08 PM
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p.1 #18 · p.1 #18 · Rufous and Others


Wonderful hummingbird set, Birdie. I was looking for the rufous for years but haven't seen one yet. Thanks for sharing

- Tam



Mar 05, 2014 at 04:14 PM
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Outstanding series. All very nice, but especially like everything about #1. Colorful background, wing blur, composition., etc.




Mar 05, 2014 at 04:16 PM
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I like the close-up in 4 and #5 but for me it's number 3!! Don


Mar 05, 2014 at 07:42 PM
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