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Old 05-12-2009, 07:38 PM   #1
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These are not great shots but it is time to setup and make the good ones. Wanted to get Casey stirred up a little bit.

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Perched high in a tree
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A stick.
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Look at the red throat, spinning feeders produce ghosts!
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Old 05-12-2009, 08:00 PM   #2
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Not bad, Bill. How'd you set up for them?
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Old 05-12-2009, 08:07 PM   #3
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I stood behind a Gardenia bush about 10 ft away. Skeeters were eating me alive. I'm ready to set the camera up on a tripod and shoot with a remote from inside the house. Feeder is on the edge of the front porch so I can do that. They have just started coming in thick.
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Old 05-12-2009, 08:13 PM   #4
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nice subject I have a feeder in my kitchen window....they bout kill each other sometimes!
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Old 05-12-2009, 09:04 PM   #5
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A stick.

That one cracked me up! Fast little buggers arenít they!
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Old 05-12-2009, 10:41 PM   #6
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that one cracked me up! Fast little buggers arenít they! :d
Yes they are!
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Old 05-12-2009, 10:45 PM   #7
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I have many shots that look like your stick photo!

I set up about 4 feet from them on my tripod. I just hang out behind it until they land and then hammer them. An external flash does wonders.

I do like taking hummer photos! Well done, keep 'em coming!
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Old 05-12-2009, 11:01 PM   #8
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Those are cool pictures! I took some a few weeks ago of a hummingbird visiting a feeder on my front porch, but I didn't have the shutter speed set quick enough to stop his wings. I too was not using a tripod and just trying to sit really still. The pictures are located a few posts down on my hunting journal at http://www.robshuntingjournal.blogspot.com/.
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Old 05-13-2009, 05:10 AM   #9
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nice pitctures!
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Old 05-13-2009, 06:17 AM   #10
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Still waiting for them to come to my wife's feeder.
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Old 05-13-2009, 08:23 AM   #11
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Very Nice! I've tried to take humming bird pics and was not very successful. Those suckers are fast.
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Old 05-13-2009, 08:35 AM   #12
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Very nice pictures!
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Old 05-13-2009, 09:04 AM   #13
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I've set up a feeder on the front porch and in the last week have had a lot more activity. It's gotten to where now there is a bird on the feeder just about anytime I go out to look. I need to get a remote to try to get a few pics one of these days. Mine are still a little skittish though. Wish I could spend some more time out there so they would get used to me being closer.
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Old 05-13-2009, 09:57 AM   #14
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They will calm down and allow you to stand there with them. I have pics of me 2 feet from the feeder with a bird flying between me and the feeder. It's amazing what they will tolerate. I can get them to land on my finger if I stick it by the feeder. This is usually when there are a lot of them battling for the nectar.
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Old 05-13-2009, 10:06 AM   #15
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Nice shots (especially the stick).
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Old 05-13-2009, 12:49 PM   #16
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Great shots.. and keep em coming.. enjoy them.. Bill M... where in central texas are you? i have about five right now and i live 45 miles south of dallas, in ennis by bardwell lake exactly.. just wondering where most seem to be concentrated right now... thanks again
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Old 05-13-2009, 07:12 PM   #17
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czechgrubworm I'm in as far SW Madison Co as one can get.

Y'all leave my stick alone!
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Old 05-13-2009, 08:13 PM   #18
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Nice Pics's
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