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she's a gift to us all ...

for bella, who is oh so sweet and new,

and dearest trish, on her recent birthday,

and wondrous june, forever so true blue,

i'm celebrating THEM, in this 'wee' way ...


by judith meskill


i was actually taking shots of a beautiful monarch butterfly - spread out on that echinacea in the background - when this little hummingbird flew right in front of my lens! the lighting was suboptimal - as the flowers were in a beautiful light and the hummingbird was in a deep shade, but ... i was very thrilled with the result! she was there for less than three seconds, and my focus was on her ti-eensy feet! this is the first hummingbird shot i've ever taken. and so i thought it a proper celebratory subject for these three fine women of flickr ... :)

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Taken on July 24, 2007