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Surviving...with a bit of help from their friends
Surviving...with a bit of help from their friends

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Challenge: Death III (Advanced Editing VII)
Collection: Challenges: People, Other
Camera: Sony Alpha a7
Lens: Sony 24-70mm F4 Vario-Tessar T* FE OSS
Location: Cape Cod
Date: Feb 17, 2015
Aperture: f/9
ISO: 800
Shutter: 1/250
Galleries: Animals
Date Uploaded: Feb 17, 2015

The report below makes the point that I was alluding to with my image and its title. These birds have avoided death this winter at least in part because we keep the feeders stocked.

From Cape Cod's weekly bird report, by a local expert: Bird Feeders and Birdbaths, The Weekly Bird Report, by Vern Laux, [October 29, 2014]

If you are feeding birds. it's nothing to take lightly. As you enjoy the activity and vibrant colors birds provide, then you are obligated to keep feeding steadily. Now that you have started you are committed and must not stop until the middle of April.

For those who are interested, the feeders (from L to R) contain safflower seed, peanuts, and Nyjer (which I still tend to call thistle). Today, Feb 26th, there were 15 birds at the three feeders with a further dozen or so waiting to take their place.


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03/01/2015 12:57:05 PM
Originally posted by timb:

Good shot. Did all the grain come from the PP or the camera?

Thanks. The grain came from degradation of the quality of the image as as result of shooting through double paned windows plus a window screen, plus a whole lot more added in processing.

Message edited by author 2015-03-01 12:57:22.
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02/23/2015 11:09:56 AM
Outstanding processing.
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02/20/2015 06:50:09 PM
Good shot. Did all the grain come from the PP or the camera?
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