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Nothing makes me happier than to see the flowers and hummingbirds in the backyard garden.

Good luck everyone.

Birdie




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Jul 23, 2015 at 07:53 PM
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Well I was considering getting into this weeks contest after sitting on the sidelines for so long, but I might wait another week now that I've seen this beautiful image! Very nice Birdie! What fantastic colors and contrast (and not only the contrast of the colors, but also the light and dark, and in-focus and out-of-focus)...it has it all! Best of luck.

Jon

(one more thing...these guys are in my backyard too and I can't make nectar fast enough for our feeder. I need more flowers to take the load off of the feeder. What is the flower in this image?)



Jul 23, 2015 at 08:18 PM
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jbush wrote:
Well I was considering getting into this weeks contest after sitting on the sidelines for so long, but I might wait another week now that I've seen this beautiful image! Very nice Birdie! What fantastic colors and contrast (and not only the contrast of the colors, but also the light and dark, and in-focus and out-of-focus)...it has it all! Best of luck.

Jon

(one more thing...these guys are in my backyard too and I can't make nectar fast enough for our feeder. I need more flowers to take the load off of the feeder. What is the flower in this
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Jon, you are far too kind , thank you. Please do enter .

Lucky you to have so many hummingbirds. This year the numbers seem down for us ( I'm in south Louisiana).
The flower is called Mexican Sunflower (Tithonia). Very easy to grown . They also love Black and Blue Salvia, Porter Weed and Cigar Bush.
Do you photograph your hummingbirds ? It can become very addicting

Birdie



Jul 23, 2015 at 08:31 PM
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birdied wrote:
Jon, you are far too kind , thank you. Please do enter .

Lucky you to have so many hummingbirds. This year the numbers seem down for us ( I'm in south Louisiana).
The flower is called Mexican Sunflower (Tithonia). Very easy to grown . They also love Black and Blue Salvia, Porter Weed and Cigar Bush.
Do you photograph your hummingbirds ? It can become very addicting

Birdie


Thanks Birdie...I will see what inspiration strikes me and try to come up with something for this week. And thanks for the flower recommendations. I will write these down and check our local nursery to see if I can find something they like besides sugar water. I have photographed them in the past with some big glass, but I've recently changed my gear and only have 2 lenses right now (16-35mm and 55mm). The 55mm will allow me to shoot them at the feeder right outside the kitchen window, but a hummingbird at a flower is far more attractive, as you have shown above.

Jon









Jul 23, 2015 at 09:06 PM
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jbush wrote:
Thanks Birdie...I will see what inspiration strikes me and try to come up with something for this week. And thanks for the flower recommendations. I will write these down and check our local nursery to see if I can find something they like besides sugar water. I have photographed them in the past with some big glass, but I've recently changed my gear and only have 2 lenses right now (16-35mm and 55mm). The 55mm will allow me to shoot them at the feeder right outside the kitchen window, but a hummingbird at a flower is far more attractive, as
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Forgot to mention that the Mexican Sunflowers I have only found in seeds, no actual plants. I order them from the internet. The other flowers I can not find locally, but do order from Almost Eden Nursery . I have always been satisfied with the quality of their plants.

Almost Eden

Birdie



Jul 23, 2015 at 09:24 PM
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Thanks again!

Jon



Jul 23, 2015 at 11:31 PM
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Roberta,

The hummingbird perfectly offsets the dead center flower.

Beautiful image!

Cheers,

Jeff



Jul 24, 2015 at 02:00 AM
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beavens wrote:
Roberta,

The hummingbird perfectly offsets the dead center flower.

Beautiful image!

Cheers,

Jeff


Thank you so much Jeff.

Birdie



Jul 24, 2015 at 04:28 AM
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p.1 #9 · p.1 #9 · #668 Happiness Is A Garden


Beautifully vibrant colours and presence make this photo sing


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Beautiful Roberta! I too better wait another week>>>>few weeks....months
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Dan



Jul 24, 2015 at 03:11 PM
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p.1 #11 · p.1 #11 · #668 Happiness Is A Garden


This picture has intimated me from joining, maybe next week :-)


Jul 24, 2015 at 03:18 PM
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p.1 #12 · p.1 #12 · #668 Happiness Is A Garden


Beautiful image Birdie! Love the simplicity and soft tones you captured here.

Dave



Jul 27, 2015 at 04:16 PM
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p.1 #13 · p.1 #13 · #668 Happiness Is A Garden


stunning!


Jul 28, 2015 at 01:24 PM
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p.1 #14 · p.1 #14 · #668 Happiness Is A Garden


Good luck with this one! Beautiful!


Jul 28, 2015 at 04:00 PM
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p.1 #15 · p.1 #15 · #668 Happiness Is A Garden


I love the blush of the flowers color reflecting off the female ruby throat's breast. It ties it together. Bravo!


Jul 28, 2015 at 04:48 PM
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p.1 #16 · p.1 #16 · #668 Happiness Is A Garden


Another fine example showcasing your talent of capturing nature. Well done!

-Tree



Aug 06, 2015 at 12:46 PM
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Congratulations on a Great Shot, and the Win!


Aug 10, 2015 at 12:48 AM







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