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Don't make me look fat
Don't make me look fat

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Challenge: Birds IV (Standard Editing)
Collection: Portfolio
Camera: Nikon D800
Lens: Nikon AF-S NIKKOR 200-500mm f/5.6E ED VR
Location: Steigerwald NWR, Washington
Date: May 9, 2019
Aperture: 6.3
ISO: 640
Shutter: 1/1000
Date Uploaded: May 11, 2019

Tree swallow pausing on barbed wire, looking perhaps wary, perhaps weary, or perhaps just not eager to have portrait made. Bit of nesting material in beak somewhat unusual for a bird sitting down instead of flying to the nest. Puffed out feathers made the normally sleek bird look rather like a ball, inspiring the title.

Mate was sitting on same wire about ten feet to camera right with shiny dark blue iridescent feathers on his back but with a less interesting expression.


Place: 7 out of 51
Avg (all users): 6.8235
Avg (participants): 6.4643
Avg (non-participants): 7.2609
Views since voting: 316
Views during voting: 105
Votes: 51
Comments: 2
Favorites: 0

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 Comments Made During the Challenge
05/13/2019 01:23:34 AM
OMG . !! ..
when this opened it gave me the biggest smile EVER .!..
and that was before i saw your title ..
LOVE THIS SO MUCH .. so cute .. so endearing .. so absolutely perfect ..
i've seen two images that i feel could ribbon .. this is another one ..
i'm not voting yet . :)
  Photographer found comment helpful.
05/13/2019 12:56:42 AM
In the top 5 for sure.
  Photographer found comment helpful.

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