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Silent Sunday

May 2016C 098a

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Robin is a photographer, artist, writer, wife, sometime poet, mom, grandma, daughter, sister, friend, and occasional traveler currently living on the Eastern Shore of Maryland. She finished a 365 commitment to get outside every day in 2011, and has turned it into a lifelong commitment taking one or more walks each day. Robin will continue to share her walks through her words and images on Breezes at Dawn. Older posts can be found at Life in the Bogs, her previous blog. Robin and her husband are in the midst of renovating the house and property they refer to as the Wabi-Sabi Ranch, 35 acres that include marsh, a dock on a tidal creek, meadows, and woodlands. Every day brings new discoveries.

16 thoughts on “Silent Sunday

    1. Thank you, Gunta. 🙂 I can’t quite capture their wings (making them look still and sharp). I’m sure I’ll get plenty of practice throughout the coming months.

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  1. Nice shot, Robin. That’s what I have been focusing on lately too. Such a challenge to catch. I have to take about a million to get a couple of good ones. Thank you digital cameras! I love taking as many as I want. This is a particularly nice one, that you put up here. Congratulations. Is it a broad-tailed or a ruby throat? We don’t get ruby throats here, but the broad-taileds are. They have such a unique sound. As soon as the Rufus get here, picture taking will be even harder because they chase everybody else away.
    I hope you have a really nice week.
    Mary

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    1. Thank you, Mary. 🙂 They’re a big challenge! They’re so fast, and I haven’t yet figured out how to capture them so that their wings look still and sharp. I could do it with my old camera, but the new(ish) one (Canon Rebel) is still a mystery to me.
      They are ruby throats. It’s the only type of hummingbird that visits this area.
      Hope your week is nice, too. 🙂

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    2. One thing I have noticed taking a bunch of pictures of them is that the wings are going opposite – like one is going forward as the other is going back. It really is hard to get them still. I got a couple of them still, but then of course the rest of the bird was out of focus! Slow down for just a second, guys!

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    1. Thank you, RJ. 🙂 To be honest, I’m not quite sure. I’ve been playing around with the settings, trying to get their wings in better focus.

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Comments are delightful and always appreciated. I will respond when I can (life is keeping me busy!), and/or come around to visit you at your place soon. Thank you!

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