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Rufous Hummingbird and Bee Balm
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Rufous Hummingbird and Bee Balm
Rufous Hummingbird and Bee Balm
Photo was taken on July 7, 2007 at 5:07pm in Edmonds, Washington
Canon 400mm F/4 DO IS Lens + Tamron 1.4x TC @ F/4, 1/250 second, ISO 100
Cropped, cloned, shadow/highlight, +saturation, -brightness, +contrast, cloned, resized, sharpened and blurred in Photoshop CS3

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Canon EOS 1D Mark ...
 
 
 
Bob Cournoyer
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    You always do such beautiful hummer work!! I love it when the wings are caught lightly fluttering... :-)

Bob

10/31/2007 2:20:34 PM

 
Lori Dunn

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Beautiful capture Janine!

10/31/2007 2:35:42 PM

 
Tiia Vissak
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Wow! Great colors, light & details!

10/31/2007 2:36:57 PM

 
Ronald F. Fischer
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Wonderful composition and awesome detail and colors!

10/31/2007 5:17:51 PM

 
Ellen Hodges
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Absolutely beautiful image, Janine!

10/31/2007 5:44:19 PM

 
Jeff W. Robinson
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Excellent capture of this very challenging subject! Jeff

10/31/2007 5:50:54 PM

 
Girish Vaghela
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Absolutely wonderful image, Janine!

10/31/2007 6:07:44 PM

 
Colleen Farrell
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Terrific capture, Janine!

10/31/2007 10:15:45 PM

 
Les Rhoades
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Crisp,clean BG and well composed. Perfect timing on this capture. The thumbnail photo is a real eye catcher.

10/31/2007 11:41:25 PM

 
Graeme Chow
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Oh ! super captured with full motions, Janine. We will see this again.

11/1/2007 1:41:51 AM

 
Joy Rector
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excellent capture

11/1/2007 4:19:03 AM

 
Angie Sidles
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Amazing capture Janine! This is just gorgeous!

11/1/2007 7:43:04 AM

 
Bob D. Hall
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Great capture, Janine!!! Congrats on your EFP!!!

11/2/2007 7:56:02 AM

 
Nancy (Peaches) Harker
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Awsome capture Janine. Super color and comp!

11/2/2007 3:29:44 PM

 
Theresa  M. VanderStaay
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Wow...What an amazing capture Janine...Perfect timing...Beautiful color and composition is awesome...This is one of my favorites of your bird pic's...I just love this one...Tessa

11/4/2007 7:55:17 PM

 
Colleen Farrell
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Congratulations on your finalist, Janine!

11/26/2007 3:32:34 PM

 
Kay E. Mahoney
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Janine,Congratulations on your finalist.

11/26/2007 3:43:22 PM

 
Diana Child
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Congrats on a great finalist!

11/26/2007 3:46:02 PM

 
Cary Rogers
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Congratulations on this wonderful Finalist, Janine! An outstanding capture, with great lighting and color!

11/26/2007 4:14:26 PM

 
Tammy Scott
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Congratulations on a terrific finalist! Great capture!

11/26/2007 4:39:21 PM

 
Donna LaMattino Pagakis
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Congratulations Janine, great colors and clarity!

11/26/2007 4:43:00 PM

 
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congrats on ur well deserved finalist!

11/26/2007 4:47:37 PM

 
Susan T. Evans
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Congrats Janine, this is just awesome!!!

11/26/2007 4:50:51 PM

 
Joan Kocak
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congrats Janine, so beautiful!

11/26/2007 5:02:10 PM

 
Lisa A. Car
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WoW this is really AWESOME! I LOVE, LOVE this photo! Congrats on the finalist!

11/26/2007 6:03:08 PM

 
Allen O. Howard
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Excellent! Congratulations Janine!

11/26/2007 6:29:59 PM

 
Angie Sidles
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Congrats Janine!

11/26/2007 6:36:01 PM

 
Pat Gamwell
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BIG CONGRATS on this beautiful Finalist!

11/26/2007 6:46:42 PM

 
Evy Johansen
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Congratulations on your beautiful finalist, Janine!

11/26/2007 7:08:50 PM

 
Deborah C. Lewinson
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Congratulations, Janine, gorgeous finalist!
-Debby

11/26/2007 7:51:43 PM

 
Michelle L. Frick
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Congratulations Janine! This is perfection!

11/26/2007 8:12:12 PM

 
Sheryl A. Hudson
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Congratulations Janine!!! Stunning!

11/26/2007 8:24:54 PM

 
Michael L. Dawson
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Great capture

11/26/2007 9:10:50 PM

 
Laurie Daily
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Congratulations on this beautiful finalist, Janine!

11/27/2007 4:19:25 AM

 
Su Sana E. P
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Janine, Congratulations on this great finalist!!

11/27/2007 4:49:48 AM

 
Cindy Cone
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Congratulations on this gorgeous finalist, Janine!

11/27/2007 5:07:15 AM

 
Lynne Morris
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Congratulations on this beautiful finalist Janine!

11/27/2007 5:17:49 AM

 
Phil Stith
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Lovely capture,Janine...best of luck in the final round!!!

11/27/2007 5:42:31 AM

 
Emile Abbott
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Nice stop action capture, Janine and congrats again on finalist.

11/27/2007 8:20:37 AM

 
RC  Fritz
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Well done!! Congratulations on your Finalist!!!

11/27/2007 9:02:04 AM

 
Laurence Saliba
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Congratulations on your beautiful finalist Janine!!!!!!!!

11/27/2007 10:14:14 AM

 
Jill Flynn
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STUNNING!! Congratulations on your finalist Janine!

11/27/2007 10:25:39 AM

 
Karen Engelbreth
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Congratulations Janine!

11/27/2007 10:31:38 AM

 
Karen Engelbreth
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Congratulations Janine!

11/27/2007 10:31:38 AM

 
Terry L. Ellis
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A dazzling finalist, Janine! Congratulations!

11/27/2007 10:58:27 AM

 
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FANTASTIC FINALIST!!!
WELL DONE & CONGRATULATIONS!!!

~J~

11/27/2007 1:46:21 PM

 
Cyn D Valentine
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Congratulations Janine!!

11/27/2007 1:51:12 PM

 
Christopher J. Budny
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Congratulations, Janine!

11/27/2007 2:47:18 PM

 
Kirsten (Kiki) Kjaer
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Congratulations on this BEAUTIFUL finalist, Janine. The lighting and details are fantastic. Superb capture.

11/27/2007 4:36:45 PM

 
Katrina L. Miller
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congrats on being a finalist -
this is such a lovely hummer shot

11/27/2007 4:45:59 PM

 
Dennis Walton
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Another fantastic photo, Janine. You bird shots are just amazing.

11/27/2007 5:19:59 PM

 
Ken Smith
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Beautiful, Janine. Congratulations!!

11/27/2007 5:21:28 PM

 
Ellen Hodges
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A number 1 image!! Beautiful.

11/27/2007 6:18:35 PM

 
Susan Fox
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Congratulations on your win Janine!

11/27/2007 7:12:37 PM

 
Tammy Scott
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Congratulations on your terrific win!

11/27/2007 7:15:33 PM

 
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Congratulations Janine on your Second place win! B-

11/27/2007 7:16:37 PM

 
Nikki McDonald
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This one absolutely glows, Janine. Congratulations on your win!

11/27/2007 7:20:59 PM

 
Wayne T. Fisk
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What a great shot, Janine! Very impressive!
Wayne

11/27/2007 7:23:47 PM

 
Christopher J. Budny
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Congratulations once again, Janine!

11/27/2007 7:24:11 PM

 
Joan Kocak
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huge CONGRATS to you Janine!

11/27/2007 7:33:29 PM

 
Laurence Saliba
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A very BIG Congrats on your win Janine!!!!

11/27/2007 7:45:06 PM

 
Sherry K. Adkins
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Congrats, Janine, on your win. Very well deserved!

11/27/2007 7:53:25 PM

 
Cesar J. La Rosa
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Congratulations on this very well-deserved Winner, Janine!!!
Cesar

11/27/2007 8:00:21 PM

 
Judy V. Kennamer
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Gorgeous Janine! Congrats on your win!

11/27/2007 8:18:43 PM

 
Su Sana E. P
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Huge Congratulations and on your terrific Win, Janine!!

11/27/2007 8:50:01 PM

 
Agnes Fegan
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Congratulations Janine !!!

11/27/2007 9:01:13 PM

 
Karen Engelbreth
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Congratulations on your win, Janine!

11/27/2007 9:21:46 PM

 
Darryl Wilkinson

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Terrific capture and presentation, Janine! Congratulations on your win!!

11/27/2007 9:27:16 PM

 
Carol Teal
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Beautiful Janine!! Congrats on your win!

11/27/2007 9:30:38 PM

 
Mike Perez
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Congratulations on your Winner, Janine!

11/27/2007 10:08:49 PM

 
Evy Johansen
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Big congratulations on your wonderful and well deserved win, Janine!!

11/27/2007 10:37:10 PM

 
Katarina Mansson
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Congratulations on your GOLD Janine!

11/27/2007 11:21:57 PM

 
Les Rhoades
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Congratulations on your GOLD Button win!
I held off on my comment because I had a feeling this was going to move into the winners circle.
I told you this was a real eye catcher.
Les

11/27/2007 11:47:25 PM

 
Susie Peek-Swint
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Many congrats Janine!

11/28/2007 1:18:11 AM

 
Ron Roberts
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BEAUTIFUL WIN HERE SPECTACULAR...RON...

11/28/2007 2:27:12 AM

 
Bill Wyatt
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Congratulations on your winner Jannie!!

11/28/2007 2:35:31 AM

 
Stephen Zacker
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Fantastic capture. Congratulations

11/28/2007 4:05:44 AM

 
Autum Rhoades
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Congrats on your wonderful winner, Janine!

11/28/2007 4:54:24 AM

 
Cindy Cone
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Congratulations on this winner, Janine!

11/28/2007 5:08:50 AM

 
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Congratulations on your wonderful image and win Janine!!

11/28/2007 5:31:49 AM

 
Corinne M. Thompson
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Congratulations on your win Janine!

11/28/2007 5:37:35 AM

 
Wally Orlowsky
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Congratulations on this marvelous winner, Janine!

11/28/2007 5:38:59 AM

 
Emile Abbott
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An a winner it is, Huge congratulations Janine

11/28/2007 6:14:28 AM

 
Cheryl E. Molennor
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Excellent capture!! Congratulations!

11/28/2007 6:48:12 AM

 
Holly Shao
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Congratulations on your win, Janine!! So beautiful!

Holly

11/28/2007 7:35:20 AM

 
Glenn E. Traver
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Congrats on your win Janine , beautifully done ~ GT

11/28/2007 8:17:38 AM

 
Monika Sapek
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Many congratulations on your Second Place Win, Janine!
Monika

11/28/2007 10:17:03 AM

 
Milan Banik
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congratulation Janine

11/28/2007 10:21:48 AM

 
Tarun Bose
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Big big congrats Janine for your excellent winner. Well done my dear.

11/28/2007 10:53:24 AM

 
Terry L. Ellis
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An awesome Second Place win, Janine! Congratulations!

11/28/2007 11:05:30 AM

 
Mitch Spence
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Congratulations, Janine. It's a beauty.

11/28/2007 11:08:25 AM

 
Deb Holmes
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Congratulations Janine, amazing capture!

11/28/2007 11:34:43 AM

 
Nadya Johnson
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Fantastic, Janine! Congratulations on your gorgeous winner!

11/28/2007 12:42:34 PM

 
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Congrats Janine on the gold. :O)

11/28/2007 1:43:05 PM

 
Claudia Kuhn
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Gorgeous capture Janine, big congrats on your win!

11/28/2007 1:46:47 PM

 
Laurie Daily
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Congratulations on this beautiful winner, Janine!!!

11/28/2007 2:16:34 PM

 
Linda Blair
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Congratulations, Janine...well deserved!!!! ☺

11/28/2007 3:26:16 PM

 
Jill Flynn
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Congratulations on your win Janine! It's a beauty!

11/28/2007 5:23:17 PM

 
Nikki McDonald
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This is a great win, Janine. Congratulations.

11/28/2007 6:31:44 PM

 
Sharon  Day
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Awesome image, Janine!!! Congratulations!!!

11/28/2007 6:56:49 PM

 
Datha Y. Thompson
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Awesome Gold Winner!! Congratulations Janine!!! WTG :0)

11/28/2007 8:50:59 PM

 
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A gorgeous image !! Big congrats on your win Janine :o)

11/29/2007 4:41:42 AM

 
Gail P. Sullivan
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Janine...big congrats on your win!!

11/29/2007 8:05:25 AM

 
Anita N. Hogue
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WOW, sooooooooo Beautiful, Janine!
Congratulations!

11/30/2007 5:31:53 PM

 
Donna LaMattino Pagakis
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Congratulations on your win Janine!! Great details, colors and light!

12/1/2007 1:31:09 PM

 
Nick Lagos
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Perfect timing Janine.... Congratulations on your win...

12/2/2007 6:18:35 AM

 
Bill Houghton
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This is an awesome shot Janine. Congratulations on your win. I hope you have a great week. Bill

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12/4/2007 1:59:01 PM

 
Susan T. Evans
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Congrats Janine, this is awesome work!!!! WTG!!!!

12/4/2007 6:24:48 PM

 
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Not sure how I missed this beauty!! Great macro, colors and details!! Well done, Janine!! Love it!

1/24/2008 5:09:35 AM

 
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