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Fri, July 19

A different kind of shoot

The rest of the day went very nicely. My friend Doug picked me up and we were off for a different kind of shoot. A friend of his is an avid birder and has a wonderful home with feeders throughout his yard and lots of species that visit. I only brought my 70-200 lens with a 1.4 extender giving me 280mm max, Doug brought his 500mm with extender for 700mm and got some beautiful shots of a Tanager as well as Hummers. I didn't have the distance so settled down in a chair and focused on the hummers. Kinda fun to be sitting in a comfortable chair trying to get the very quick little ones. Focus is the main issue in getting them as well as reaction speed to get the shot before they are out of the screen and/or anticipate where they will be, hold a focus and shoot away when you think they will be there. I have no interest in shots of them on the feeders as that is too easy; bless the feeders though as it is a focal point and draws them in. So here is a shot of a young Rufus hummer ... they are the testy ones ... maybe nasty ones in the Hummer world having been born with an attitude.

Cork and I had a nice evening and it is time for me to close up for the day. One is stretched out in her place on the desk and is already resting soundly; just love that little one.

Have a beautiful day and share your joy ... never know who needs it,

Cheers

Ted

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