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Challenge: Animals In Motion II (Advanced Editing VII)
Collection: Birds
Camera: Canon EOS-5D
Lens: Canon EF 70-200mm f/4.0L IS USM
Date: Jun 5, 2013
Aperture: 9.0
ISO: 400
Shutter: 1/200
Galleries: Nature, Birds
Date Uploaded: Jun 5, 2013

[Jun. 8th, 2013 12:54:43 PM]

It was such a beautiful morning. I was all caught up, in between projects, so I sat on my porch with my coffee & my dogs, and just marveled at my hummingbirds. Every time I watch them, I am in awe of the delicate artistry with which God created these tiny little art pieces! I actually said a prayer as I chased them with my camera, that he would help me capture one that did justice to his handiwork. With the limitations He had working thru my skill level, this was the best we could come up with. :) But I'm proud of it, and I will always remember my prayer and the realization that God really is in ALL things with me :) And at the present moment, God's art piece is receiving the highest score I've ever received. I love that!!

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After challenge: Woo Hooo!!!!! I am HAPPY!!!! And I have to say... my favorite comment was Littlemav's. After pouring my heart out about God's little masterpiece, she writes, "Little demon birds" I laughed so hard... and it IS true too! So, Katie, thanks for the chuckle! :)


Statistics
Place: 1 out of 58
Avg (all users): 7.6222
Avg (commenters): 8.7500
Avg (participants): 7.3448
Avg (non-participants): 7.7541
Views since voting: 2250
Views during voting: 235
Votes: 90
Comments: 45
Favorites: 9 (view)


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04/12/2014 09:30:42 PM
OMG .. OUTSTANDING .. or rather .. OUTFLYING .. !! ... lol ..
this is absolutely amazing .. what a fantastic photograph .. the light is everywhere .. stunning process .. i'm loving the wings and those little feet .. you are truly one of the most gifted photographers i know for bringing out the soul of anything you capture .. :)
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06/23/2013 03:11:28 PM
Outstanding image, Sandy. So fragile and beautiful. Congrats on the ribbon ((Hugs))
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06/19/2013 06:17:34 PM
Oh Sandy , my dear girl , this takes the cake !!!!!
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06/19/2013 08:03:03 AM
Your the best Sandy, love that you won the blue!!!!!
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06/19/2013 01:58:42 AM
Go Sandy. What a charming image. It just cuts to the heart like lightning!
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06/18/2013 01:21:20 PM
A truly outstanding image Sandy! The pose of the hummingbird, the bokeh, the lighting are all wonderful. Congrats on the most definitely deserved blue!
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06/16/2013 08:55:23 PM
This is beautiful! Congrats on a well deserved blue!
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06/16/2013 09:11:21 AM
Is there a word better than 'perfect' to describe this image? Very WD blue Sandy!
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06/15/2013 11:54:11 PM
Wow, this is well deserving! Great photo!
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06/15/2013 02:41:47 AM
Lovely crisp clean work. Not an easy subject. WD on your ribbon.
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06/14/2013 06:38:10 PM
Great work Sandy
Love the Bokeh
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06/14/2013 05:56:43 PM
smack dab fabulous, Sandy! :D

Congratulations on your ribbon, sweet friend!
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06/14/2013 04:22:01 PM
Wow what a way to make a comeback! Good work Sandy, great capture and of course grats on the blue!
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06/14/2013 12:45:11 PM
Congrats, it's beautiful! very well deserved :)
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06/14/2013 12:05:53 PM
Congratulations Sandy! Nice to see you back on the front page! Beautiful image.
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06/14/2013 11:57:37 AM
Yay Sandy! This is beautiful! Congrats!
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06/14/2013 11:43:46 AM
Stunning light both on the hummer and in the bokeh background and I love the "pose" - like he's winging his way to heaven. Congratulations on the blue for this beautiful capture, Sandy.
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06/14/2013 11:16:24 AM
Yay for you Sandy! This is rally a beautiful photo. Congrats on the blue. You deserve it!

Janine
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06/14/2013 11:07:09 AM
WHOHOHOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO
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06/14/2013 10:53:00 AM
You haven't lost your touch, I see. Congrats!!
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06/14/2013 09:53:39 AM
A beautiful image and I agree with your comments. I also love sitting on my deck with a cup of coffee watching my birds, and my squirrels, and my rabbits - all of whom enjoy feeding together.

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06/14/2013 09:26:49 AM
Congrats Sandy! Well deserved.

I was wondering if you were still shooting... Time to go to the Zoo!
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06/14/2013 08:55:33 AM
Congrats Sandy; beautiful image.
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06/14/2013 07:20:27 AM
Beautiful capture Sandy congratulations on your Win.
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06/14/2013 03:19:18 AM
Excellent Sandy very well done
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06/14/2013 03:14:57 AM
Just look at the 10's!!

Well deserved.

Thank you for sharing your emotions on the day with us. Your comments made me think of Psalm 139.
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06/14/2013 02:21:10 AM
WOOO HOOOOO Sandy!!!!! Congrats on the blue. What a stunning capture. I love that you resisted the temptation to edit it to death, and let the natural beauty shine through.
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06/14/2013 02:16:05 AM
A well deserved win - stunning! Well done!
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06/14/2013 01:55:05 AM
Congratulations Sandy. This photo is indeed divine.
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06/14/2013 12:28:05 AM
Wonderful, Sandy. Glad you & that hummingbird took the Blue!
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06/14/2013 12:06:59 AM
Sweet Sandy, loved your 'Photographer's Comments' I know what you mean, a well deserved blue!
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06/14/2013 12:01:24 AM
Such a lovely image! Great capture and congrats on the ribbon!
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
06/13/2013 09:30:29 PM
I hear music...
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06/13/2013 05:43:22 PM
The body detail, the sense of motion, the lovely bokeh -- very nicely done.
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06/13/2013 04:45:29 PM
Reminds me of an 21_F.gif Ann work. Beautiful.
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06/12/2013 03:50:44 PM
Wow - gorgeous, and definitely in my top 5!
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06/11/2013 04:55:13 AM
This is beautiful. Lovely soft colours and bokeh. The dancing movement.
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06/11/2013 02:37:51 AM
Stunning I love it 10
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06/11/2013 02:09:17 AM
Nice hummer! (little demon birds) LOL
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06/11/2013 02:05:38 AM
Spectacular! Gorgeous bird, gorgeous bokeh.
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06/11/2013 01:08:19 AM
I guess they don't get much better than this! See you on the front page.
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06/10/2013 10:20:02 PM
Perfectly captured and lovely bokeh.
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06/09/2013 08:23:42 PM
Wow. So nicely done. Beautiful bokeh, just the right hint of motion. My top pick.
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06/08/2013 12:29:09 AM
Front page stuff
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06/07/2013 04:20:48 PM
Oh Fabulous! 9
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