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HUMmer-DINGER of a shadow!!



Tho there are TWO hummingbirds in the photo, I thought the shadow of the one feeding made a GREAT shadow image on the tree's bark. By the way, the park has dozens of hummingbird feeders all over the area, thanks to volunteers who keep them replenished during the migrating season....
photo taken at Hazel Bazemore Park in Callallen, Texas [the Hawk Migrating area I posted about previously this week].





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SUNDAY'S SUMMARY


Not much happenin' this week. Too many hours spent revamping and renewing the computer to tell you the truth. I think most of all the glitches are finally getting cleared up. At least the cpu is running a bit more smoothly now. Other than that, laundry, cooking, plumbing problems solved [outdoor water line], a little bit of birding...and TWO days of RAIN!!! [not all at once tho, this past Monday and then last night into this morning]. Every little bit helps. Of which I'm very thankful. But now, it's like walking outside into a steam bath. LOL....but, I'm pleased for the rain.

64 comments :

  1. Oh Anni this is a very artsy picture. You know how much I love hummers. Excellent shot you deserve a cookie!
    On Monday, 10/1, I'll have a post about being on vacay but just in case you miss it I wanted you to know I'll miss TTS next week. Hopefully I'll be back the 2nd week of Oct.
    Hugs all around
    Madi and C

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    1. ...enjoy your time away. Take lots of pics.

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  2. Love that shadow shot! It is perfect!

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  3. What a great shot!

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  4. That's a wonderful shot!

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  5. Oh, I love this shadow shot, Anni!! Perfect it is!! Hope your weekend is going well! Enjoy!

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    1. ...as I too hope your weekend is going well Sylvia.

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  6. This is beautiful, very beautiful! The feeder red pings in contrast with the little feathered ones and highlights their difference! And what a great shadow!

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  7. You were lucky on this shot. Got a double dip. Hummingbirds do not like my part of Texas

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    1. ...what part of Texas? I've seen 'em just about everywhere that I've been in TX.

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  8. It's good you have two feeders for all the hungry humming avians - if only one, you'd need air traffic control to make airspace and landing space available...it does seem that TX is getting a lot of rain, too bad not so much last year and this...

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    1. Well, Ralph, we DO have a few hummingbird feeders in our YARD, but this image is taken at a park on the outskirts of the city.

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  9. Now that was really something getting a shot of one with the shadow of the other.

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    1. I actually didn't realize the shadow was there, until I uploaded it to the computer. LOL

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  10. I love watching birds. My daddy used to have many birds but I made him give them away because I didn't want to keep them in a cage. I also just learnt there is a type of very pretty bird named The Great Tit (no pun intended). I just joined the Howloween Bog Hop, thanks to your side bar link.

    Your new blog pal,
    Sankissjuice

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    1. bird watching for me has become an obsession and a new passion.

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  11. You can hoot about this one, gal. Buddy would have died and gone to heaven to get a capture like this one. He loves his hummingbirds. This is a fab shot. genie

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    1. ...they are definitely photographic, AND fun to watch.

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  12. cp whatnow? is running smoothly? LOL That is a splendid picture! I have to sit out in the yard forever to get my hummers- I've gotten a few good ones but I LOVE the shadow! Wow, y'all got RAIN?! How long has it been?

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    1. PU....oh wait....never mind. rofl

      As for rain...we got more last night too. AND...it's been since February of this year since any significant rainfall arrived here.

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  13. Gorgeous! I love hummingbirds ... there are usually several who visit our hibiscus out on our check, but the poor hibiscus stopped blooming once it got hot (late May) and never recovered.

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    1. on your check? You have flowered checks then? Just kidding...I know you meant to type deck.

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  14. SUCH an interesting photo!! You are a genius with that camera of yours!

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    1. ...well, dear...you make me blush. I've been called lots of things but never a genius. LOL...thanks dear Linda.

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  15. That was a great shot Anni!

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  16. Hummingbirds are so neat to watch. Lucky you that you have a park that invites them to visit. ;-)

    Great shadow capture!

    Enjoy the weekend!

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    1. thanks....enjoy your weekend too Patti.

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  17. I just love those bird feeders! What do you put inside? We have something similary that gets filled with a mixture of water, sugar and RED food colouring. We have little yellow weavers that finish it off in a couple of days. No humming birds though! Awsome shot! We've had our first summer thundershowers here too - bringing promise of good hot summer! Happy Days!

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    1. just 1 and 4 parts of water and sugar...no red coloring.

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  18. That really is a great shadow!

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  19. I love hummingbirds and used to love watching them in Mexico - great moment to capture

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  20. What a fun capture! It's cold up here & I'd gladly send a bit more rain and lower temps your way. Just let me know when you want 'em. ;-)

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    1. mmmmm, lower temps [anything below 80] would be wonderful...bring it on!!!

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  21. Cool capture of the hummers and the shadow.

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  22. I LOVE that picture! What a great shadow. I'll bet you didn't see it when you took it, or maybe you did! :-)

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    1. ...ya, as I typed in a comment response above, I didn't know it was there 'til I uploaded it.

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  23. PS I just saw the pictures of Winston and Tahoe!! Oh that is too funny and a good shot indeed. When we are away I put out two boxes for the diva..she uses one for each of her functions...however when we're home she is ok w one. I gave up figuring out her mind!

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    1. I'm sure Madi can take care of herself quite well. She has the spunk and know-how.

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  24. Yes, a great shot of hummer and shadow. It's usually hard enough to get a shot of the hummer, much less of his shadow. Nice!

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    1. great....glad you liked the shadow shot today Lois.

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  25. Awesome capture! Love it!

    Happy Sunday, Anni!

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  26. That is a super photo of the hummingbird's shadow. I came over from Shorty Bear's blog, and am your newest follower. I am having a book giveaway on my blog today, a book about funny senior moments, if you are interested come on over.

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    1. I'm glad you stopped by!!!

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  27. That is indeed a Great Humming Bird shadow. The Park sounds like a great place to visit and see the little hummers. I tip my hat to the volunteers that keep the feeders filled, what a great thing to do.
    Glad you got your computer functioning again. They can sure be a pain when they have problems and very time consuming to repair as well.

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    1. So far, knock wood, everything continues to improve. I spent a few minutes again this morning getting a new virus protection installed, I think that was the culprit all along!!! Everything disappeared after I updated it [the old kind I had beforehand]....and got this different one ---stuff began to reappear almost instantly!!!

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  28. I did not even see the humming bird until I saw the shadow, so cool.

    Shadows in the Village
    Your comment is always appreciated!

    Rose

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    1. ...thanks Rose. Ya, it is something that just doesn't 'stand out' at first.

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  29. i do sooooo love those little humming birds. excellent shot anni!!!

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  30. Hello Anni. First off, I love your new Halloween Decor. You have always been an artistic person at decorating your blog. I love the picture of the hummingbirds. My Mom used to have some hummingbird feeders at her house. She even had some kind of greenery planted in the ground that bloomed some red buds early of the mornings and the hummingbirds would get around that and feed off of that. I think it was some kind of Cypress. That's been a while back and I've slept since then. LOL. We got some rain here Thursday morning and again some on Friday. It started raining late this afternoon and supposed to rain tomorrow. I'm like you, Thankful for any rain we get at this point as it has been so dry here this past Summer. Some of the farmers are probably not liking it as they have started picking cotton and cutting some beans. Oh well, it's just one of those things you have to put up with being a farmer. Take care my friend and have a great week.

    XOXOXOXO

    Karen H.

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    1. ...thanks Karen. Y'know it's always nice to have our comment conversations going here and there!!!

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  31. You must have used a super fast shutter speed to capture these photos!

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    1. ...actually, the digital camera has a shutter delay. Of course, I have it on automatic focus and that helps immensely.

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