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Life, the Beginning
Life, the Beginning
Mom has been spending most of her time out of the nest now, but decided to hang out for a while and pose with the kids for me.
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Melissa A. Olsen
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    Oh Leslie, this is so special...what a wonderful blessing you are getting from spring and nature.

4/23/2009 6:34:58 AM

 
Sabrina L. Ryan
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Outstanding photo, Leslie. Fabulous detail, nicely composed and wonderful composition. Well done!

4/23/2009 6:45:27 AM

 
Kim  Kleinschmidt
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Wonderful Capture Leslie! WOW!

4/23/2009 7:07:30 AM

 
Lola M.
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Terrific Capture - You are so fortunate to have this nest close by for many photo opportunities!

4/23/2009 7:09:23 AM

 
Michelle Alton
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Wow...this is outstanding!

4/23/2009 7:26:18 AM

 
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These were the shots I've been waiting for. AWESOME Leslie. Clarity, comp, details OUTSTANDING. I think we'll see this one again, girl

4/23/2009 7:32:33 AM

 
Loan Tran
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I envy you. I love these hummings and have not spotted any nest. It is a beautiful image.

4/23/2009 7:36:28 AM

 
Patricia Seidler
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Wow! Fantastic capture of nature at its best!

4/23/2009 7:38:39 AM

 
Debbie Ann Price
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Wow! What a treat to be able to capture this photo! I just love the colors and the scene. I am "jealous"...lol dp

4/23/2009 7:45:16 AM

 
Liz Bullock
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Mother nature at its best and you have captured it wonderfully!

4/23/2009 5:40:01 PM

 
Kathy Cline
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Leslie this is just AMAZING and a WINNER in my book.
I LOVE IT!
God Bless Kathy

4/23/2009 6:38:20 PM

 
Timothy Guay

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Wow!!
- Timothy

4/24/2009 2:29:23 PM

 
Sharon 
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WOW!!! Totally awesome capture of these tiny blessings. Leslie, this is a winner in my books!

4/24/2009 11:18:40 PM

 
Jessica Jenney
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Amazing capture, Leslie! A winner in my book too! Into my faves!

4/25/2009 9:51:12 AM

 
Anita N. Hogue
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WOW, this is absolutely fabulous, Leslie! Lucky you to find this sweet nest and you captured it so beautifully!

4/25/2009 4:56:56 PM

 
A P
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Don't make me choose between this one and Feed Me. Both are outstanding Leslie. Good Luck

5/15/2009 10:36:15 AM

 
Lisa J. Boulden
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Outstanding!!!
Love the details, the colors, the light, AND, of course, the subjects!!!
Bet we see it again!
~Lisa

5/15/2009 12:13:58 PM

 
Jean E. Hildebrant
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Oh my, what a capture!! Lovely and so well done! I hope we see this again!!

5/16/2009 10:40:59 AM

 
Linda Boehme
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Awesome capture! Love it! Hope to see this again.

5/25/2009 4:11:27 AM

 
Lisa J. Boulden
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Re-submit, Leslie.
Deserves more recognition...
It's a winner in my eyes!
~♥~lisa

5/31/2009 9:08:33 PM

 
Sandra J. Anderson

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This is an amazing wildlife capture Leslie.

12/29/2009 7:24:28 PM

 
Ellen Hodges
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Amazing capture, Leslie! Outstanding! Happy New Year!

1/1/2010 8:05:04 AM

 
JudyAnn Rector
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What a stunning capture, Leslie... was the mom posing her family just for you or are you incredibly patient? lol... wonderful work... Happy New Year!

1/1/2010 2:13:29 PM

 
Toni Riggs
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WOW, amazing capture!

1/3/2010 12:55:49 AM

 
Anne M. Young
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Wow Leslie these are super! looks a sure winner for MT!

1/3/2010 1:56:26 AM

 
Maria Coulson
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Leslie, beautiful!! Wow, great capture.

1/3/2010 6:22:57 PM

 
Deborah C. Hajek

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This is so amazing. How did you ever find this nest? I look every year with no luck. The color and detail are perfect and I love the little one.

1/6/2010 7:41:19 PM

 
Bunny Snow
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Amazing capture with precision sharpness -- you can even count her eye lashes. Tonality is amazing, color and detail are perfect, I agree!

Hope you have a winner here!

1/10/2010 5:12:08 PM

 
D Jensen
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Awesome!

1/26/2010 9:45:04 AM

 
Nikki McDonald
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What a very special capture, Leslie. I am so glad you have decided to re-submit it. The coloring, detail and composition are wonderful. Absolutely the best of luck!!

2/15/2010 3:56:04 PM

 
Usman Bajwa
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Awesome capture of the birds and the nest, Leslie. Good Luck!

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2/16/2010 4:01:06 AM

 
Christopher J. Budny
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Beautiful capture, Leslie! Good luck!

2/17/2010 4:11:09 PM

 
Shawn Jennings
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Great capture! Congratulations on your finalist!

2/19/2010 11:31:41 AM

 
Bunny Snow
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OOOOh! I'm so happy for you in making finalist. This is a beautiful image and a great capture. Congratulations!

2/19/2010 1:01:54 PM

 
Donna LaMattino Pagakis
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So sweet Leslie! Congratulations on your finalist!!!

2/19/2010 2:38:46 PM

 
Ann Coates
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Congratulations on your incredible finalist Leslie.

2/19/2010 5:47:56 PM

 
Anne M. Young
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Congratulations a super finalist!

2/19/2010 8:42:18 PM

 
Ellen Hodges
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Congrats on an outstanding image! BEST LUCK!!!

2/20/2010 2:01:41 PM

 
Lisa J. Boulden
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~♥~
...well, FINALLY!
Knew we'd see it in the winner's circle!
An absolutely delightful image!
Hope we see it wearing the GOLD!
Smiles, Lisa♥

2/21/2010 6:59:20 PM

 
Nikki McDonald
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I'm with Lisa. This deserves not just a finalist (congratulations, Leslie!!) but a gold. Good luck.

2/21/2010 7:07:55 PM

 
Sharon  Day
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Awesome image, Leslie!!! Good luck but you shouldn't need it!

2/24/2010 9:28:48 PM

 
Amy M. Wilson
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Big congratulations on your fantastic WIN, Leslie... fabulous capture!!!

2/25/2010 1:00:09 PM

 
Kitty R. Rodehorst-Hanna
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WTG on this fantastic winner, Leslie!!! :-) k

2/25/2010 5:30:22 PM

 
Lisa J. Boulden
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.~.♥.~.
Yayyyyy!!!!
GOLD...
...finally!
Big congratulations, Leslie!
Smiles, Lisa♥

2/25/2010 8:59:25 PM

 
Usman Bajwa
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A beautiful WINNER, Leslie!!

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2/26/2010 2:35:26 AM

 
Leslie J. Morris
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Thanks everyone, I just love this photo and am glad it has earned me my first gold button!

2/26/2010 6:12:49 AM

 
Sam Britt
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Big Congrats on this terrific second place win, Leslie!

2/26/2010 9:22:43 PM

 
Kathleen K. Parker
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Congratulation, Leslie!!
KK

2/27/2010 7:20:19 AM

 
Cindy Bendush
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Superb capture Leslie! Big congratulations on your second place winner!

2/28/2010 1:41:36 AM

 
Sharon  Day
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This is THE BEST hummingbird image I've ever seen!!! Congratulations!

2/28/2010 6:16:54 PM

 
Rosemary Sampson
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What an amazing shot. Love it!

3/23/2010 9:57:11 AM

 
Dominick M. Dimacale
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Congratulations Leslie on your Win!!!


Dominick

5/4/2010 11:41:45 PM

 
Crystal Young
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Wow! Amazing! The composition is wonderful along with the detail! Congrats! How did you not scare the little thing away?

5/22/2010 2:05:54 PM

 
Leslie J. Morris
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These little ones were raised right outside our back door, she must have known what she was in for when she built her nest with little kids and pets running all around. I did use a long lens as to not get to close and cautioned the kids to keep away from the nest, but she never seemed to be bothered by all the activity.

5/22/2010 3:20:24 PM

 
Leslie L. Steinkraus
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What a fantastic capture, love the family portrait! With what exact lens did you use for this close-up? Keep up the good work!

8/24/2010 7:10:26 PM

 
Leslie J. Morris
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Thanks Leslie, I used the Canon 70-200 2.8L with a 1.4x teleconverter on it.

8/24/2010 7:32:49 PM

 
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