My Favorite Hummingbird 1 (Summer birds desert sky ). Photo by Lauren517
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My Favorite Hummingbird 1

Uploaded by: Lauren517

Tuesday June 11, 2013

Sahuarita, AZ (Current Weather Conditions)

Caption: I went back to check out my new friend this morning again. She comes in, having fed the baby (note her beak) and then adjusts and shields the youngster from the hot sun. I am including only three images but did I have some great shots (my opinion!).


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Exposure Time: 1/4000 sec.

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Exposure Program: Shutter priority

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Shutter speed: 11.97 EV (APEX: 63, 1/3999 sec.)

Aperture: 6.34 EV (f/9.0)

Exposure Bias: 0.00 EV

MaxApertureValue: 5.00 EV (f/5.7)

Subject Distance: 2.2 m

Metering Mode: Pattern

Light Source: 0

Flash: Flash did not fire.

Focal Length: 200.0 mm

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Custom Rendered: Normal process

Exposure Mode: Auto exposure

White Balance: Auto white balance

Digital Zoom Ratio: 1.00

Focal Length In 35mm Film: 300

Scene Capture Type: Standard

Gain Control: High gain up

Contrast: Normal

Saturation: Normal

Sharpness: Normal

Subject Distance Range: Unknown

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7. DesertNomad
4:29 AM GMT on November 21, 2013
Any idea what species?
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6. Lauren517
12:05 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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5. Luckystar
6:32 PM GMT on June 19, 2013
Utterly terrific capture! Great timing and stop action. 10!
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4. Lauren517
8:01 PM GMT on June 12, 2013

I was out early in the morning (5:30a) and shot about 50 images - all got hit with "Delete"! Great light but not great results! Then went out about 9am before the sun got too bright and got about 10 great shots out of about 15. Who knows? Gotta luv digital!
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3. Cowgazer
7:30 PM GMT on June 12, 2013
Great series, you were on a roll!
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2. Shaz4OR
6:59 AM GMT on June 12, 2013
LOVE the whole series. These tiny birds grow sooooo fast!
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1. katy99780
1:19 AM GMT on June 12, 2013
This is really stunning!
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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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