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Arlen

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Lady Rufous
« on: July 07, 2013, 12:32:23 AM »

The females aren't as gaudy as the males, but I find them pretty charming anyway. They love the Crocosmia that blooms in Oregon this time of year, and each one defends its patch against interlopers with a vengeance.

Any and all comments welcome and appreciated.


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« Reply #1 on: July 07, 2013, 12:37:22 AM »

Don't usually comment on bird photos since my father is an avid birder, but this a great composition.
Good Job!  Do you have a higher resolution one that you can point us to?
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Re: Lady Rufous
« Reply #2 on: July 07, 2013, 01:45:12 AM »

Congratulations!  Nice shot!  We built a suction-cup mount for a hummingbird feeder that hangs on our kitchen window, so we often have birds dropping by at different points throughout the day.  The Anna's overwinter here, so having a source of food and water is important for them, and the Rufous Hummingbirds have also moved back into town for the summer.  We also have a small local population of House Finches that have developed a taste for 'hummingbird juice'.  We usually have either finches or hummers, but the other evening there was a male House Finch sitting there and a female rufous showed up, hovered, shrugged her (tiny) shoulders and sat on the opposite perch!  Only time we've seen that so far.

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Re: Lady Rufous
« Reply #3 on: July 07, 2013, 09:25:40 AM »

Very nice.
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Re: Lady Rufous
« Reply #4 on: July 07, 2013, 11:34:42 AM »

Well done! The red colors along with the greenish plumage and background offer a perfect combination.
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Re: Lady Rufous
« Reply #5 on: July 07, 2013, 02:07:34 PM »

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Re: Lady Rufous
« Reply #6 on: July 07, 2013, 06:44:44 PM »

Thanks to each of you for your kind comments. Much appreciated.

Stephen, I'm traveling at the moment, but when I get home in about a week and half, I will try to remember to upload a higher rez version.
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