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Hummingbird Breakfast Time

Uploaded by: Lauren517

Tuesday June 4, 2013

Sahuarita, AZ (Current Weather Conditions)

Caption: I have never attempted to shoot hummingbirds before - keep in mind they are about 2" long, VERY fast, and the nest is smaller than a golf ball. Practicing my patience!


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Subject Distance: 3.4 m

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11. Lauren517
12:08 AM GMT on June 24, 2013
I have a Photo List of people I periodically send emails to with Picasa Photo albums / slideshows - about 100 people.

In case some of you have come back here I want you to know I did a dialog email and 47 picture Picasa on the hummingbirds - Mama & Mo.

If you would like to see it just email me at

All of my pictures are copyrighted.
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10. TanyaMass
1:48 PM GMT on June 07, 2013
Wow! What a moment! Bravo!!!
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9. nanapoo
11:07 PM GMT on June 06, 2013
WOW!!! You even got a shot of the feeding!!! AMAZING!!!!
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8. Doesiedoats
6:58 PM GMT on June 06, 2013
This is awesome.

It's not often one may capture a hummer
at the nest feeding its little ones.

Nicely done!
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7. SVLover
3:47 PM GMT on June 06, 2013
10's all around!
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6. gatorgal
3:39 PM GMT on June 06, 2013
Wow - WOW!!
What a great series!
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5. Luckystar
2:15 PM GMT on June 06, 2013
Sensational shot! Thanks for sharing these gems! 10 and a fave!
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4. Becky1
8:45 AM GMT on June 06, 2013
How blessed you are to find a nest and babies too. Wonderful pictures.
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3. taosmtngirl
6:05 AM GMT on June 06, 2013
Awesome shot! What a treat to see this, thanks for sharing!
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2. ColoradoKat
6:00 AM GMT on June 06, 2013
OMG! Not only did you find their nest, but you got
a shot of the baby! Dang! I'd say that's pretty
amazing for someone who never attempted them
before! This is a wonderful shot!
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1. gilg72
4:35 AM GMT on June 06, 2013
Wow! Fantastic shot.
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About Lauren517


I took early retirement (age 55) from a corporate sales / marketing career in 1995. My wife (now 51 years of marital bliss!), Barbara, and I then built our dream home in Estes Park, CO only to realize we could not live at 8,000' as a base elevation (though we hiked regularly at 10-12,000' and up to 14,000'). So in the spring of 2003 we sold it and built a home at Quail Creek at 3000' in Sahuarita, AZ - just south of Tucson; near the Santa Rita Mountains. Due to a hiking fall in 2008, and subsequent re-constructive shoulder surgery, the "no more golf" mandate brought me back to my photography. God works in mysterious ways!I use PhotoShop minimally; enhance but not create as I say. Want people to see what I saw as I pretty much saw it. I have been blessed to have been asked to do one person gallery exhibits and am frequently published in magazines and newspapers.Although I sell my images, the real reward is the joy I am told I bring to others with my efforts. My motto is, "Shoot The Shot The Others Did Not!"

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