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Jake the Hummer that is.....

This is one of many hummers I had here this past summer.....I named this guy Jake just because he was a real jakester.....A load of laughs all summer long.... He was the king of the kool-aid jar that hung in the apple tree up until the day he started his jurney back south, for the winter ahead.... If I walked out of the house and the feeder ran dry, he would fly up to me making these beeping noises and then fly over to the feeder letting me know it was time for a refill..... He'd keep it up untill I took the feeder down, took it in and filled it up again.... He just couldn't get to that kool-aid fast enough..... Before I could walk back out and hang it back up in the apple tree, He'd be on it......One of the funniest acting hummers I ever saw.... Sure hope he has a safe trip where ever he heads to..... Really going to miss this little joker....

Heres a shot of him sitting on one of the small branches in the apple tree...We were trying to have one of our intelligent conversations here.....Only problem is, I don't know what the heck he was mumbling about....He had plenty of kool-aid in his feeder...

http://www.virmillionrivergrowers.com/birdpics/Jakester244_4499.jpg




This second shot is one of the little ladies taking a break on one of the trumpet vines I have here.... Another one that got pritty tame...

http://www.virmillionrivergrowers.com/birdpics/LittleLady.jpg



This third one I call "Fairy Wings" because of the translucent appearance the wings have... This little fella is feeding on a Alstroemeria flower. One of many varieties I grow just for the hummers.... This variety is called, "Freedom"

http://www.virmillionrivergrowers.com/birdpics/FairyWings247_4722.jpg



I have alot of different varieties of the "Rose of Sharon". Heres one feeding on a Double Red variety....

http://www.virmillionrivergrowers.com/birdpics/260_6068B.jpg




Ok Ok, I gotta get my shouts & cheers in for the Indians, even though they lost yesterday to the Royals Hope they make the playoffs though, and hope you enjoyed the pictures....

...Dave

http://www.virmillionrivergrowers.com/birdpics/GoTribe.jpg



Sep 26, 2005 at 04:03 PM
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p.1 #2 · p.1 #2 · Meet Jake


Enjoyed rreading your story about Jake, Dave,and being a baseball fan myself I hope the Indian's win the World Series. Oh almost forgot, amazing shot's Vern


Sep 26, 2005 at 04:42 PM
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p.1 #3 · p.1 #3 · Meet Jake


Dave a very nice series and great shots.
Lou



Sep 26, 2005 at 04:58 PM
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PS I have a Jake on my web but he is not a hummer but a geat story.
Lou
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Sep 26, 2005 at 04:59 PM
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Beautiful shots Dave. And nice to meet Jake.

Raz



Sep 26, 2005 at 05:09 PM
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I sure hope Jake makes it back, what a wonderful time you had with him, wow.


Sep 26, 2005 at 06:58 PM
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What a great story and excellant photos to go with it Duff! I sure hope that Jake comes back to visit you next year.


Sep 26, 2005 at 08:15 PM
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Number 3 is my favorite, and rightly so.

The compostition is jus fantastic. =o) Just a little translucence in the wings... again, fantastic.

-tmiller10



Sep 26, 2005 at 09:36 PM
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Way to go Dave... these are winners for sure. GO TRIBE!

Terry



Sep 26, 2005 at 09:37 PM
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Thanks a bunch Vern....

I was starting to wonder about the tribe, after loosing three in a row



Sep 30, 2005 at 09:25 AM
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Thanks Lou;,,,

I just got done reading you're story on Jake......No kiddin, an eagle named Jake

Nice story, and nice pictures...... Fantastic......


Take a drive over sometime......I'll show you where that eagle that came from New York lives..... It has a nest on one of the inland lakes..... I saw it the other day on my way home.....



....Dave



Sep 30, 2005 at 09:38 AM
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Thanks Raz;,,,,

I have a few more I'll get posted one of these days.....


....Dave



Sep 30, 2005 at 09:40 AM
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My dream is to get some hummer shots like yours! Off to fill the feeder!


Sep 30, 2005 at 10:28 AM
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Dogleader wrote:
I sure hope Jake makes it back, what a wonderful time you had with him, wow.


Hi DL;,,,,

I sure hope that little guy makes it back next spring....

Wow is right,,,, I've never seen a hummingbird quite like him....Sometimes I think he's half human.....

Thanks for the comments..... Heres to shooting some nice keepers this
fall and winter


....Dave



Oct 01, 2005 at 06:59 PM
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GSteele wrote:
What a great story and excellant photos to go with it Duff! I sure hope that Jake comes back to visit you next year.



Hi Gary;,,,

I hope so to.....It sure was alot of fun this past summer..... I'll have to get some more pictures up one of these days.....Just have to find time to go through a few and upload them....

Thanks for the comments....Glad you enjoyed the shots...


.....Dave



Oct 01, 2005 at 07:04 PM
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tmiller wrote:
Number 3 is my favorite, and rightly so.

The compostition is jus fantastic. =o) Just a little translucence in the wings... again, fantastic.

-tmiller10



Thanks for the comments tmiller;,,,

I think I only had just a few that the wings turned out like that.....Not the best in-focus shot, but one of my favorites.....


....Dave



Oct 01, 2005 at 07:09 PM
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Terry D wrote:
Way to go Dave... these are winners for sure. GO TRIBE!

Terry



Darn Terry,,,,, Looks like the Tribe lost another Nail Biter today

Hey,,, can I borrow that skill saw to cut some boards? I'll rune over to Carter Lumber or Lowes and get a blade for it...... I have to put a footer in around this greenhouse.....


....Dave



Oct 01, 2005 at 07:17 PM
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JohnnyGCanon wrote:
My dream is to get some hummer shots like yours! Off to fill the feeder!



Jonny;,,,

Thats quite a compliment... Thanks so much....

All the hummers have left now for the year, so now it's time to get ready for the winter birds, and the comming eagle season....

I have a feedsr here and also grow a bunch of different types of flowers just for the hummers.... Hope you still have hummers around your area.....

Good luck with the hummers, and most of all, just have fun getting those shots....


....Dave



Oct 01, 2005 at 07:28 PM
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Very nice shots for sure, and inventive in the last one. Excellent job with the layers and masking.


Oct 01, 2005 at 08:24 PM
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Normcar21 wrote:
Very nice shots for sure, and inventive in the last one. Excellent job with the layers and masking.


Thanks Norm;,,

Glad you enjoyed them...... I was just having some fun with that last one....Something I just threw together and emailed to my brother which is a diehard Indians fan down in Reno, Ohio along the Ohio river...



...Dave



Oct 02, 2005 at 06:12 PM





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