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In the Twinkling of an Eye by LydiaRhianne In the Twinkling of an Eye by LydiaRhianne
... they're gone! A hummingbird at the Desert Museum in Tucson, Arizona. The hummingbirds there were fairly used to people walking around, so I was able to get some photos with my macro lens. I've never lived in a place with hummingbirds, so this was my first time really looking at one up close. The structure of the feathers around their beaks was quite interesting to me. Plus, I didn't know how loud and territorial these little guys are!

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Flame-of-the-Phoenix Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2013   Photographer
Beautiful shot you captured here! The details are superb, as is the lighting. :clap: Gotta love the Sonora Desert Museum, they have some of the best exhibits imo. :aww:
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LydiaRhianne Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Glad you enjoyed it! :D I've been to the Desert Museum twice now and really enjoyed it each time. It's certainly worth taking the time to get out of the city to visit there.
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Flame-of-the-Phoenix Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2013   Photographer
Definitely! :aww: Anyway, please keep up the great work!! :hug:
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Tobi-WanKenobi Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
It's soo sharp!!
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LydiaRhianne Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
:D Thanks!
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Tobi-WanKenobi Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
You're welcome
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woxys Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2013
too amazing!
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:iconlydiarhianne:
LydiaRhianne Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you so much! :hug:
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woxys Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2013
really, that details is just awesome!
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LydiaRhianne Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
:blushes: Thanks, I was just lucky I was able to get close to this little guy with my macro lens.
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SeaSpryte Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
How lucky you were to get so close to this little guy!
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LydiaRhianne Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Yeah, I was pretty amazed too at how lucky I was - all my hummingbird photos I have posted here were taken with my macro lens. Definitely don't get to do that every day! :D
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Kissi135 Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2012  Student Photographer
really cool picture, nice close up. He's so pretty and adorable.
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LydiaRhianne Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks so much! :D
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Kissi135 Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2012  Student Photographer
My pleasure
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steppeland Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2012   Photographer
Beautiful!
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LydiaRhianne Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you! :glomp:
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s-kmp Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2012
:w00t: This lovely piece has been featured here :iconraw-nature:

Please Fave/comment on the feature and take some time to Fave/comment on the wonderful work of our other members
(hopefully they will do the same for you) :w00t:
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LydiaRhianne Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks so much! :hug:
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s-kmp Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2012
My pleasure :huggle:
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Cmac13 Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2012   General Artist
:clap: :iconhummingbirdplz: my :+fav: subject
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LydiaRhianne Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you! Glad you enjoyed it. :D
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TeaPhotography Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2012  Professional General Artist
Great close up! I love the sun in the eye. :heart:
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LydiaRhianne Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you! :hug:
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Momotte2 Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
so sweet ! :love:
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LydiaRhianne Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks!
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RBrownKreationz Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
That is utterly amazing and beautiful!
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LydiaRhianne Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you so much!
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HippieVan57 Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2012
amazing shot!
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LydiaRhianne Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you! :hug:
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TomKilbane Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
lol...yes they love their space!!!!
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LydiaRhianne Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
:D
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JamminJo Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Sensational capture :love:
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LydiaRhianne Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you! :hug:
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JamminJo Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Welcome :)
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mehproductions Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2012
Nice! Glad you enjoyed the Desert Museum :)
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LydiaRhianne Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks! I did... I spent way too much time with the hummingbirds though. I have sooo many photos to go through! ^^;
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SilverVulpine Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Amazing work! :aww:
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LydiaRhianne Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you! :hug:
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SilverVulpine Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
You're welcome. :)
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Sherjaxon Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow, as I mentioned elsewhere a macro view provides us with the opportunity to view a world up close that we'd miss otherwise! Lydia---this is spectacular!
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LydiaRhianne Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you - glad to hear you like it! :glomp: I was so happy to get nice shots of these little birds (I took tons - it was kind of ridiculous ;P) and they were just so interesting to look at as they zoomed around!
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BonnieWoodson Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Love Love! Most excellent details. I just love these critters. They are extremely territorial. They spend a lot of time protecting feeders they have found. Congrats on a really great shot!
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LydiaRhianne Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you - I think this is one of my favorites from that trip! :) I was amazed out how aggressive they were too when protecting their feeders. It sounded like they actually rammed into the other bird while in flight - pretty gutsy for such a little, fragile-looking bird!
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BonnieWoodson Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
I can see why this is your fav. We don't often get to see them so up close. It's also the reason it is my fav from the ones you posted today, it has such amazing detail. I'm quite envious too, I have never been able to get such a good close up :blush:
Did you know there is a hummingbird group? They would love to have these added :iconhummingbird-haven:
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LydiaRhianne Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Oh, I'll have to check them out - thanks! There will be many more posted in the next several days from my AZ trip, just didn't want to spam everyone's inbox!
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Sunalumi Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Pretty :clap:
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LydiaRhianne Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks!
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