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Baby Hummer's feeding time
Baby Hummer's feeding time

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Challenge: Unexpected Find (Basic Editing III)
Camera: Canon PowerShot S1 IS
Location: Southern California
Date: Jun 5, 2006
Aperture: f/3.5
ISO: 50
Shutter: 1/80
Galleries: Nature, Animals
Date Uploaded: Jun 6, 2006

I saw this little guy outside in the tree and didn't realize it was a juvenile until the mother came by with food. It was great to watch them. I don't know if they had a nest in that tree or a nearby tree. I've never seen a juvenile hummer even though there are hummers everywhere here. This was certainly unexpected on a Monday morning.

I adjusted the levels to bring the midtones up and increased the contrast. I cropped this from a larger shot.

Place: 21 out of 163
Avg (all users): 6.0233
Avg (commenters): 7.1538
Avg (participants): 5.9074
Avg (non-participants): 6.0542
Views since voting: 1022
Views during voting: 369
Votes: 257
Comments: 14
Favorites: 0

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06/14/2006 12:00:18 AM
Last minute bump!
Really like the photo - the leaves up front are the reason this is not a 10 but a 9 image. The find is great, focus and sharpness just right. Good luck!

Edit: FYI - The bump did get in on time, the comment didn't!

Message edited by author 2006-06-14 00:20:28.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
06/13/2006 07:57:16 AM
Good work!! Shame about that leaf.
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06/12/2006 12:24:18 PM
Lovely shot...though leaf spoils it a bit it still adds to the fact that it was a hidden moment. A border would be lovely thoug.
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06/11/2006 06:09:11 AM
Great capture but the leaf in the front detracts from the image.
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06/10/2006 09:47:27 PM
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06/09/2006 11:25:49 PM
what a great find
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06/08/2006 01:55:36 AM
Well done!
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06/08/2006 01:52:12 AM
very nice. too bad about the leaf in front cutting into the bird's space, but what a great moment to be able to capture as well as you did.
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06/07/2006 08:53:53 PM
Precious. A bit soft in focus, though it's amazing you captured a moment when the hummingbird isn't fluttering a million miles an hour.
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06/07/2006 02:15:05 PM
If this were only sharper this would be a great shot.
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06/07/2006 12:43:48 PM
the purple halo is something that could b taken out if it were advanced editing. thats the main problem i can pick out in this one.
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06/07/2006 10:42:47 AM
How sweet, great clarity.
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06/07/2006 02:14:02 AM
I like this one.....
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06/07/2006 01:31:32 AM
1-2 Meets Challenge - 2
1-3 Technical Merit - 2
1-3 Creativity - 2
1-2 Extra Credit - 1
Final Score - 7
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