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hummer in my garden. All creatures bright and beautiful the lord god made them all

hummer in my garden. All creatures bright and beautiful the lord god made them all
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amytychx
 
amytychx November 30, 2014
This is stunning!
kathleenweetman PRO
 
kathleenweetman December 25, 2014
Voted ...wildlife ...k
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kathleenweetman March 03, 2015
Also voted in Smart focus...k
kathleenweetman PRO
 
kathleenweetman March 03, 2015
Birds in flight...voted..k
kathleenweetman PRO
 
kathleenweetman March 07, 2015
Voted in 500 hummingbirds.....love it so much ...k
kathleenweetman PRO
 
kathleenweetman March 09, 2015
Also voted in ABOVE THE AIR... iT IS JUST SPECTACULAR
K
Athena_B PRO
 
Athena_B March 19, 2015
Exquisite, Congrats on your Well deserved contest finalist!
kathleenweetman PRO
 
kathleenweetman May 27, 2015
Write a comment A well deserved award in the comp......also voted in this new comp too..k
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kathleenweetman June 08, 2015
Voted...Right place ..right time...k
kathleenweetman PRO
 
kathleenweetman June 08, 2015
Tiny bird challenge...k
BrianBasson PRO+
 
BrianBasson June 28, 2015
Cool shot
kathleenweetman PRO
 
kathleenweetman August 29, 2015
Voted in challenge..k
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JanHrischenko September 24, 2015
Absolutely beautiful!
kathleenweetman PRO
 
kathleenweetman October 01, 2015
Voted ...always love it.k
kathleenweetman PRO
 
kathleenweetman October 01, 2015
Also voted High speed comp..k
kathleenweetman PRO
 
kathleenweetman March 08, 2016
Voted in the challenge...k
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kathleenweetman May 17, 2016
Just perfect for the Animal kingdom comp....Love this every time I see it...Voted
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kathleenweetman June 09, 2016
This is one of my favourite..k
kathleenweetman PRO
 
kathleenweetman June 09, 2016
vOTED .K
kathleenweetman PRO
 
kathleenweetman June 09, 2016
Also voted in this comp...
Eduardbetz
 
Eduardbetz June 16, 2016
Fantastic ! So beautiful indeed.
kathleenweetman PRO
 
kathleenweetman July 31, 2016
Its my little friend again.....beauty LAKSHMI...Voted k
ElaineCatlingPhotography
 
ElaineCatlingPhotography August 19, 2016
Amazing shot absolutely stunning.
kathleenweetman PRO
 
kathleenweetman November 11, 2016
VOTED....K
Sonya_Oli4
 
Sonya_Oli4 December 19, 2016
Stunning capture.
tmlakshmi PRO+
 
tmlakshmi January 25, 2017
I wish Viewbug picks up a different image for the award. if they pick this they should mention it. This image is among the top 5% in
tmlakshmi PRO+
 
tmlakshmi January 25, 2017
Write a comment
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tmlakshmi January 28, 2017
this has been featured more than six times. View bug does not even mention it . keeping the page clean it seems. Real nonsense. I am getting tired of hearig it.
tmlakshmi PRO+
 
tmlakshmi July 20, 2017
strange again picked for featuring today. 9th time. ridiculous as though no other image is worth featuring
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kathleenweetman September 03, 2017
Me too.....The other day it was 8th time Then this week the 9th time ...One picture has had more than 10000 views. But it seems it isnt good enough for a final
kathleenweetman PRO
 
kathleenweetman September 03, 2017
Voted ..you know I love it.k
tmlakshmi PRO+
 
tmlakshmi September 04, 2017
featured again? a real joke. The viewers give awards for images that is no where close to this image of mine. I am getting fed up
kathleenweetman PRO
 
kathleenweetman September 09, 2017
Do not give up Lakshmi.....This is wonderful and I voted again . Like me ..you get featured ...then nothing ....Hard to believe ...This is a WINNER AS FAR AS I AM CONCERNED. K
tmlakshmi PRO+
 
tmlakshmi November 29, 2017
got featured again. ridicuulous. It does not even showup in my award profile
tmlakshmi PRO+
 
tmlakshmi March 12, 2018
am tired viewbug. what is the point in featuring this dozen times.
tmlakshmi PRO+
 
tmlakshmi May 19, 2018
featured again. cannot duplicate the awards-viewbug. ridiculous
tmlakshmi PRO+
 
tmlakshmi September 02, 2018
featured for the 12th time. Keeping my wall clean. Viewbug administrators. You are robbing me of my awards . You should at least mention it here. ridiculous
tmlakshmi PRO+
 
tmlakshmi November 10, 2018
a star is born it seems. and this is it, handpicked again on this fune day nov. 10.2018 Ridiculous
tmlakshmi PRO+
 
tmlakshmi December 04, 2018
featured again on Dec 3. ridiculous
tmlakshmi PRO+
 
tmlakshmi January 01, 2019
featred again umpteenth time ridiculous as though no ther image of mine is worth featuring. ridiculous
tmlakshmi PRO+
 
tmlakshmi February 01, 2019
viewbug is robbing me of my awards with ridiculous excuse. why don't you add the number of times you featured this?
kathleenweetman PRO
 
kathleenweetman February 22, 2019
Like you ...I have had images featured dozens of times...It is dreadful that Viewbug do not acknowledge each one...I want to acknowledge it here for you...ITS A masterpiece....VOTED....Kathleen
RobbieRoss
 
RobbieRoss December 04, 2019
Excellent capture, Nice click

Behind The Lens

Location
I took this in our garden, San Jose. CA. I have a beautiful garden with colorful blooms that attract humming birds, butterflies, bees etc.
Time
I love sitting in my garden in the evenings. I do not go out in he hot sun. I keep my camera ready for shooting . I always have it mounted on a tripod. I am there in the eveenings until it gets dark. I wait patiently for the humming bird to fly in front of me. I use Olympus EPL 5 with telephoto lens 40-150mm 1:4-5.6 R. I take dozens of shots with and without flash. This is one of the shots I really loved. Late in the day the vibrant color would not show up. Right sun light is very important for a shot like this
Lighting
Yes. After noon sun is not good. Late evening is also not good.I do not like Silhouettes. Shots taken in garden between 6.30 pm and 7.30 pm are usually good.
Equipment
Olympus EPL 5. Zuko telephoto lens-40-150mm 1:4-5.6 R.. Tripod. remote switch.
Inspiration
I love humming birds. They are colorful, playful and cute. They look cute but they are aggressive, I see them chasing each other. I can easily take a photograph of Airplanes flying thousands of miles above me. However it is not easy taking a good shot of these adorable creatures. My But it is worth waitinghusband often teases me saying why are you waiting patiently for hours for these birds. I love the game of hid and seek of the birds. It is very challenging to get a good shot like this.
Editing
very little. I use Olympus viewer for editing . cropping, tone, contrast, saturation, noise reduction etc. The birs are swift flyers. As I use high ISO, I neeed to reduce the noise
In my camera bag
i use both Nikon D80 and Olympus EPL 5. I have macro lenses, telephoto lenses. portrait lenses, ffilters, emote switches, lens cleaners etc. In addition Tripod. Should I call my husband an equipment also? I have ruptured tendons in my legs. he helps me by carrying everything I need for photography.
Feedback
You need to know when the birds visit the garden. Blooms alone would entice them. Keep Humming bird feeders also close by. have all the favorite plants close by the feeder. i do not like to take shots when they are on the feeders, They love mauve colored hyacinth beans. red colored agave blooms. Have trellises close by. Whe they get tired they sit on it for a couple of seconds. They are always on the move. You just cannot take your eyes of THEM. I use sport mode in which you can take multiple shots, Use telephoto as you neeed to sit not too close to their favorite blooms. You need enormous amount of patience. This image was featured four times. patience does pay.

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