Photo: Rufous Hummingbird

And the humming-bird that hung 
Like a jewel up among 
The tilted honeysuckle horns ~ James Whitcomb Riley 
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Photo: I am the hawk....All those who see me, and all who believe in me, share in the freedom I feel when I fly ~ John Denver
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Photo: Great Horned Owl
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Photo: Clark's Nutcracker
These birds live in mountainous regions of Southsest Canada, western US to Northern Mexico. They are built like a small crow with white patches on their black wings and tail.
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Photo: Rufous Hummingbird and Crocosmia Flower
Photographing hummingbirds involves patience, precise timing and a fast lens. If you look closely at this image, you can see the tip of the hummingbird's tongue and tiny bits of pollen falling from the stamens of the flower. I enjoy the way the hummer is captured within the green portion of the out of focus background, which makes the subject pop forward. In capturing the action, a choice can be made about whether to freeze the wings with a fast shutter speed or to allow a slightly slower shutter speed to blur the wings.
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Gail Beerman
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Great Horned Owl
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