Life, the Beginning

© Leslie J. Morris

Life, the Beginning

Melissa Olsen 4/23/2009 6:34:58 AM

Oh Leslie, this is so special...what a wonderful blessing you are getting from spring and nature. #1117570

Sabrina Ryan 4/23/2009 6:45:27 AM

Outstanding photo, Leslie. Fabulous detail, nicely composed and wonderful composition. Well done! #7438955

Kim Kleinschmidt 4/23/2009 7:07:30 AM

Wonderful Capture Leslie! WOW! #7439032

Lola M. 4/23/2009 7:09:23 AM

Terrific Capture - You are so fortunate to have this nest close by for many photo opportunities! #7439047

Michelle Alton 4/23/2009 7:26:18 AM

Wow...this is outstanding! #7439116

A P 4/23/2009 7:32:33 AM

These were the shots I've been waiting for. AWESOME Leslie. Clarity, comp, details OUTSTANDING. I think we'll see this one again, girl #7439149

Loan Tran 4/23/2009 7:36:28 AM

I envy you. I love these hummings and have not spotted any nest. It is a beautiful image. #7439167

Patricia Seidler 4/23/2009 7:38:39 AM

Wow! Fantastic capture of nature at its best! #7439179

Debbie Price 4/23/2009 7:45:16 AM

Wow! What a treat to be able to capture this photo! I just love the colors and the scene. I am "jealous" dp #7439233

Liz blahh 4/23/2009 5:40:01 PM

Mother nature at its best and you have captured it wonderfully! #7441837

Kathy Cline 4/23/2009 6:38:20 PM

Leslie this is just AMAZING and a WINNER in my book.
God Bless Kathy #7442038

Timothy Guay 4/24/2009 2:29:23 PM

- Timothy #7445559

Sharon Sawyer 4/24/2009 11:18:40 PM

WOW!!! Totally awesome capture of these tiny blessings. Leslie, this is a winner in my books! #7447042

Jessica Jenney 4/25/2009 9:51:12 AM

Amazing capture, Leslie! A winner in my book too! Into my faves! #7448476

Anita Hogue 4/25/2009 4:56:56 PM

WOW, this is absolutely fabulous, Leslie! Lucky you to find this sweet nest and you captured it so beautifully! #7449615

A P 5/15/2009 10:36:15 AM

Don't make me choose between this one and Feed Me. Both are outstanding Leslie. Good Luck #7523665

Lisa J. Boulden 5/15/2009 12:13:58 PM

Love the details, the colors, the light, AND, of course, the subjects!!!
Bet we see it again!
~Lisa #7523907

Jean E. Hildebrant 5/16/2009 10:40:59 AM

Oh my, what a capture!! Lovely and so well done! I hope we see this again!! #7527484

Linda Boehme 5/25/2009 4:11:27 AM

Awesome capture! Love it! Hope to see this again. #7554739

Lisa J. Boulden 5/31/2009 9:08:33 PM

Re-submit, Leslie.
Deserves more recognition...
It's a winner in my eyes!
~♥~lisa #7583440

Sandra Anderson 12/29/2009 7:24:28 PM

This is an amazing wildlife capture Leslie. #8254956

Ellen Hodges 1/1/2010 8:05:04 AM

Amazing capture, Leslie! Outstanding! Happy New Year! #8261068

JudyAnn Rector 1/1/2010 2:13:29 PM

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! #8262002

Toni Riggs 1/3/2010 12:55:49 AM

WOW, amazing capture! #8265606

Anne M. Young 1/3/2010 1:56:26 AM

Wow Leslie these are super! looks a sure winner for MT! #8265645

Maria Coulson 1/3/2010 6:22:57 PM

Leslie, beautiful!! Wow, great capture. #8267776

Deborah C. Hajek 1/6/2010 7:41:19 PM

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. #8276344

Bunny Snow 1/10/2010 5:12:08 PM

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! #8287375

D Jensen 1/26/2010 9:45:04 AM

Awesome! #8331742

Nikki McDonald 2/15/2010 3:56:04 PM

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!! #8384808

Usman M. Bajwa 2/16/2010 4:01:06 AM

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

UB. #8385941

Christopher Budny 2/17/2010 4:11:09 PM

Beautiful capture, Leslie! Good luck! #8390290

Shawn Jennings 2/19/2010 11:31:41 AM

Great capture! Congratulations on your finalist! #8396060

Bunny Snow 2/19/2010 1:01:54 PM

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


Donna La Mattino Pagakis 2/19/2010 2:38:46 PM

So sweet Leslie! Congratulations on your finalist!!! #8397402

Ann Coates 2/19/2010 5:47:56 PM

Congratulations on your incredible finalist Leslie. #8398383

Anne M. Young 2/19/2010 8:42:18 PM

Congratulations a super finalist! #8399272

Ellen Hodges 2/20/2010 2:01:41 PM

Congrats on an outstanding image! BEST LUCK!!! #8401788

Lisa J. Boulden 2/21/2010 6:59:20 PM

...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♥ #8405383

Nikki McDonald 2/21/2010 7:07:55 PM

I'm with Lisa. This deserves not just a finalist (congratulations, Leslie!!) but a gold. Good luck. #8405394

Sharon Day 2/24/2010 9:28:48 PM

Awesome image, Leslie!!! Good luck but you shouldn't need it! #8413868

Amy M. Wilson 2/25/2010 1:00:09 PM

Big congratulations on your fantastic WIN, Leslie... fabulous capture!!! #8415760

Kitty R. Rodehorst-Hanna 2/25/2010 5:30:22 PM

WTG on this fantastic winner, Leslie!!! :-) k #8416663

Lisa J. Boulden 2/25/2010 8:59:25 PM

Big congratulations, Leslie!
Smiles, Lisa♥ #8417096

Usman M. Bajwa 2/26/2010 2:35:26 AM

A beautiful WINNER, Leslie!!

UB. #8417517

Leslie J. Morris 2/26/2010 6:12:49 AM

Thanks everyone, I just love this photo and am glad it has earned me my first gold button! #8418047

Sam Britt 2/26/2010 9:22:43 PM

Big Congrats on this terrific second place win, Leslie! #8419329

Kathleen K. Parker 2/27/2010 7:20:19 AM

Congratulation, Leslie!!
KK #8420110

Cindy Bendush 2/28/2010 1:41:36 AM

Superb capture Leslie! Big congratulations on your second place winner! #8421440

Sharon Day 2/28/2010 6:16:54 PM

This is THE BEST hummingbird image I've ever seen!!! Congratulations! #8422832

Rosemary Sampson 3/23/2010 9:57:11 AM

What an amazing shot. Love it! #8475151

Dominick M. Dimacale 5/4/2010 11:41:45 PM

Congratulations Leslie on your Win!!!

Dominick #8589743

Crystal Young 5/22/2010 2:05:54 PM

Wow! Amazing! The composition is wonderful along with the detail! Congrats! How did you not scare the little thing away? #8629016

Leslie J. Morris 5/22/2010 3:20:24 PM

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. #8629117

Leslie L. Steinkraus 8/24/2010 7:10:26 PM

What a fantastic capture, love the family portrait! With what exact lens did you use for this close-up? Keep up the good work! #8859908

Leslie J. Morris 8/24/2010 7:32:49 PM

Thanks Leslie, I used the Canon 70-200 2.8L with a 1.4x teleconverter on it. #8859968

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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.

Exif: F Number: 5.6, Exposure Bias Value: 0.00, ExposureTime: 1/160 seconds, Flash: did not fire, compulsory flash mode, ISO: 400, White balance: Auto white balance, FocalLength: 235.00 mm, Model: Canon EOS 40D

Uploaded on 4/23/2009 6:32:47 AM

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Camera: Canon EOS 40D Digital SLR All Time Best Photo Contest Finalist Photo Contest SECOND PLACE Winner

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