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  #37 Purple
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Bright Dot       ©2007 LaRee
Pentax K10D       1st place, 211 points
1/500s, f7.1, ISO 200, 300mm, Aperture Priority, Pattern, no flash
Post-Processing: None entered       Extra Info: One bright purple dot adorns this hummingbird which caught my eye for this challenge.
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Oct 28, 2007
    Thanks for stopping by and commenting Giles, Plebian and Jeff. Yep Jeff, I figure I'll be shooting a camera until I die. ;-)
Oh and the hummingbirds are usually around until the last week of October in our area, although we have year round residents too. The fires we've suffered of late has driven many birds away. :-(
Edited on Oct 28, 2007

Oct 23, 2007
    Woot! Great job Laree. I must say I am happy to see you active out there and shooting great shots.

Oct 20, 2007
    Congrats on your win LaRee! Haven't seen any hummers at my feeder for a couple weeks now. I figured they was all at Cabo Wabo by now. Well done!

Giles in Toronto
Oct 20, 2007
    Couldn't resist logging in to look - spectacular - very deserving of the win.

Oct 20, 2007
    Thank you for all the kind comments since the close and helping me bask in the glory. ;-)

Oct 19, 2007
    Stunning shot Laree.... Superb detail and PERFECT range and depth

Oct 17, 2007
    Congratualtions LaRee, great shot. On vacation didn't have time to vote this challenge. See you next one.

Oct 16, 2007
    Amazing pic Laree. Well done m8!

Oct 16, 2007
    Congratulations LaRee!

Oct 15, 2007
    Excellent capture. Well done to say the least!

Oct 15, 2007
    Very, very good LaRee. Outstanding as a matter of fact. I'm glad you took home the bacon.

Oct 15, 2007
    Congratulations on your #1 LaRee. These aren't easy to capture. We put up a feeder a couple of months back when we noticed one of these feeding on our bottle brush occasionally. We now have two or three feeding regularly but I've yet to get a decent shot of one. They're constantly on the move, very shy, and seem to have excellent eyesight. I need a longer lens I think :-)

Oct 15, 2007
    Well blow me over. Thanks for the kind comments and votes! I am blown away. Makes up for my main challenge entry in the pickle bucket. ;-) You guys made my day. I am so glad you liked this shot.

Oct 15, 2007
    When my son saw this photo, it took his breath away...I think that sums it up best.

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Oct 15, 2007
    Good eye!

Oct 15, 2007
    This is a great photo. That little iridescent dot is where your eyes are drawn, yet the exquisite detail of the bird just calls for your eyes to explore. The pose of the bird is perfect. The background is nicely blurry, yet I really like the color and the vertical stripes give it some character. The picture is well lighted with a perfect exposure. No PP, Wonderful!

Oct 14, 2007
    Thank you for all the kind comments. I wasn't sure how this would be received for this challenge. I am glad to get some positive feedback.
April, this type of hummingbird only has this one purple spot. It doesn't have a frill of color on it as other types do.

Oct 14, 2007
    Beautiful picture, but how did you manage to catch the hummer to sit still for so long? Is this a female or a young one? Very nice shot, in my fav's, good luck!

Oct 13, 2007
    Beautiful shot. Crisp, clean. Having only a touch of purple works for me. My number 1 in the open.

Oct 13, 2007
    Outstanding sharp photo..in my top 3,good luck.

Oct 12, 2007
    In my top 5. Excellent bird shot. Nice find for the challenge.

Oct 12, 2007
    Stunning detail, I love it

Oct 12, 2007
    The purple dot is eyecatching. In my TT.
Good luck!

Oct 11, 2007
    I am sure with the right light you would see a lot of purple mengled into the other feathers too. This is sooooo beautiful! I love this kind of photo..Good Luck..In my TT~!
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