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    What luck I had today. Found these little guys just hanging out. Hummingbirds are had enough to catch once you find them but I have never seen a nest much less the babies!

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    Re: For the bird lover in you...

    Cool nest - are you going to try and get some shots of the flying lessons?

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    Unfortunately my access to this nest is extremely limited, so it is not likely. We'll see.

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    Those are amazing! I look forward to seeing more as they grow. Hummingbirds are not easy to capture and you you really got something great. Jealous.

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    Paul - amazing shots! The bird lover in me is totally smiling right now! I bet you were shocked at how tiny that nest is :-)

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    Paul,

    Outstanding!

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    Really wonderful, Paul! Not only are the photos lovely but, this bird lover is thrilled!

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    Thanks everyone, I was quite amazed at the nest and how they were tucked in there. Having never seen a HB nest before I was unsure how common finding one was in the bird lover world and figured I would share.

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    Re: For the bird lover in you...

    Quote Originally Posted by jeeperman View Post
    What luck I had today. Found these little guys just hanging out. Hummingbirds are had enough to catch once you find them but I have never seen a nest much less the babies!

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    Spring has really sprung where you are as we go into hypernation in the lower hemisphere. Great shot.
    Would love to see them even closer for datail. If the shot is sharp enough I would crop the nest and babies
    only. It would make for a great shot. Good work.

    Nasseem

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    Here ya go Nasseem. I should have posted this before and somehow neglected to do so.

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    Re: For the bird lover in you...

    Quote Originally Posted by jeeperman View Post
    Here ya go Nasseem. I should have posted this before and somehow neglected to do so.

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    Paul I dont think that crop suits it. The reason being there is no frame around the nest. I would crop either
    closer in which would make it less interesting and drab or better still further out to have some leaves
    framing the bokeh surrounding the nest as you have done in the second picture. This would be better than your second because it seems to be far sharper. Good work.

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    Yes Nasseem, I see what you mean. I also think it was a little too much as I lost some quality. here is one as you said...similar to #2. I think it works much better and I still may play with it further.

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    That looks excellent!

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    How did i miss this one, awesome shots paul. Never seen a hummingbird nest. Very cool.

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    Thanks James and Steve. From what I understand they gather spiderwebs to construct the nest, quite interesting.

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    Re: For the bird lover in you...

    Quote Originally Posted by jeeperman View Post
    yes nasseem, i see what you mean. I also think it was a little too much as i lost some quality. Here is one as you said...similar to #2. I think it works much better and i still may play with it further.

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    Paul that is much better. The bird is in focus also. You could improve it even further by
    moving the bird down to the left bottom of the frame looking up. I would crop from the
    end of those two leaves left of the nest and keep the space on the right. That will give the frame direction with the bird looking diagonally up to the right hand upper corner. Good work.

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