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Challenge: Birds III (Advanced Editing VII)
Collection: Portfolio
Camera: Canon EOS-20D
Lens: Canon EF 100mm f/2.8 USM Macro
Date: Jun 15, 2012
Date Uploaded: Jun 15, 2012

One day old and already belting out the melodies... *grin*


I don't know what kind of bird this is... although I've watched the mother meticulously build the nest on our back porch. One twig, over and over... for days. She knew exactly how and where to put each one so it all balances on top of a small box high up on the porch and does not sway at all.

I'm certain that I could not build as perfect of a nest with a bottle of glue and my dexterous hands! Yet she did it... with only a beak and two claw feet.


How does she know how to do this? Did she climb from the sea as a slug and learn it? Nope... she can't be more than two years old, right?

Did a big explosion that flew things around create a "bird brain" so small... yet so brilliant?

I reckon we'll each learn one day what happened to cause her to know this. I hope we're all happy with our decision in life and it's not too late to change our mind when we find out.


Place: 17 out of 110
Avg (all users): 6.5043
Avg (commenters): 7.3333
Avg (participants): 6.1667
Avg (non-participants): 6.7391
Views since voting: 777
Views during voting: 266
Votes: 117
Comments: 15
Favorites: 1 (view)

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06/29/2012 08:47:01 PM
Dang they're ugly at that stage, aren't they? Probably the origin of the phrase "a face only a mother could love".
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06/29/2012 10:55:03 AM
It worked and was liked :) 7 from me.
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06/29/2012 08:43:09 AM
Fantastic shot and great title.
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06/29/2012 06:02:14 AM
This was one of my favourites of the challenge. Love it.
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06/29/2012 03:14:41 AM
That looks just like a chickadee bird?? I have a nest in my carport, that had 4 babies, and then one day they all left the nest!!

Now there is another bird using the same nest (didn't know birds recycled, unless it is the same Mum bird), when I looked this afternoon, 3 had hatched, with one more to go. It's fun to watch their progress.

That photo made me smile
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
06/28/2012 11:55:41 PM
HA! made me laugh out loud... definitely a Rock Star.
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06/28/2012 11:28:43 PM
What a capture. 7
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06/28/2012 05:21:13 PM
Love the top feathers.
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06/28/2012 05:15:33 PM
Wonderful capture. Love the title, too!

Ps... Already voted, just commenting today ;)
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06/28/2012 01:08:23 PM
LOL love the title .... Actually the shot is awesome!!
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06/26/2012 12:08:33 AM
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06/23/2012 12:20:38 AM
LOL, love the title. Love the shot too!
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06/22/2012 06:26:16 PM
I'm sure this bird's mother loves that face and food target. Good detail.
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06/22/2012 02:41:18 AM
Beautiful in their ugliness. Great image. May however not do so well in a site were pristine, shiny and sexy is all the rage. Might surprise though.
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06/22/2012 12:48:23 AM
Great title. Love the sharp beak.
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