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Bird Watcher's Digest
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TerryGee


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Challenge: Magazine Cover (Classic Editing)
Camera: Sony DSC-F717
Location: New Jersey
Date: Jun 6, 2003
Aperture: 2.4
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1/320
Galleries: Nature, Animals
Date Uploaded: Jun 7, 2003

There is a long story that goes with this pic. The other day I saw a bird fly into my window box. We went looking to see where it went. When it flew out, we found a nest. The next day the eggs hatched. I've been taking pics everyday of the babies and mom. She brings them food and hops from a tree to the chair to the window box. She is quite fast, and doesn't pose for me. I was just trying to get a shot of her and didn't know what it was that she was bringing them to eat until I uploaded this. I was amazed with the sharpness on that tiny ant. It was almost as if I had focused just on it!
The bird is about 4 inches and the ant is probably 1/3", just to give you an idea.

Statistics
Place: 5 out of 232
Avg (all users): 6.9463
Avg (commenters): 8.2857
Avg (participants): 7.0574
Avg (non-participants): 6.8333
Views since voting: 2806
Votes: 242
Comments: 39
Favorites: 11 (view)


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04/04/2004 08:55:50 PM
Wow is this ever good!
06/20/2003 11:27:36 PM
Terry - I didn't get a chance to comment during the vote. This is a great photo - a real piece of art. I hope you make it available as a print!
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
06/17/2003 05:55:54 PM
Great shot!! The ONLY distraction for me is the soft focus, but otherwise a wonderful image.
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06/17/2003 11:07:52 AM
Awesome capture. Could see that on a bird watcher magazine. Love how the insect and the head of the bird are in focus, just a litlte more DOF to have the body in sharper focus would be even better. Nice unobtrusive background and room for text. High marks. (8)
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06/17/2003 10:57:29 AM
Wow! Superb capture - such excellent detail. Background (perch and backdrop) both just the right colours - like a painting. 10
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06/17/2003 07:11:12 AM
Excellent closeup.
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06/16/2003 09:06:15 PM
Superb shot! The focus looks weird on the bird, but dayum. What a superb candid.
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06/16/2003 08:59:24 PM
Wow! You were at the right place at just the right moment!
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06/16/2003 10:14:41 AM
Great Carolina Wren...
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06/16/2003 08:03:56 AM
Mmmm, yum yum! Great shot, love that tail! Delicate use of colour. Superb capture, the ant's legs are very effective. 10
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06/15/2003 10:23:49 PM
WOW! This is a totally awesome photo! Really well done. I would have liked to have seen it a little more vertical leaving room for some type but in this case it's not too important. Fabulous catch here... that bird is going to have a tasty treat. Do you know what kind of bird it is? Whats really cool about this photo is that there are no distracting background elements... you managed to get it on a very plain and simple background which is awesome! How close were you to this little guy? Congrats on a great photo, I'm giving you my second -10- for the challenge! Good luck!
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06/15/2003 09:51:57 PM
Perfect! 10 Jak
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06/15/2003 06:55:08 PM
Patience pays off right? This is just sooo good, you were in the right place at the right time, well done - 10.
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06/15/2003 12:58:52 PM
Almost unbelievable...I hope you actuallyb sbmit this one for a cover! thanks
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06/14/2003 09:39:07 PM
Great shot. How were you able to get so close? - 10 jimsapp
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06/14/2003 05:20:34 PM
Great shot! Exquisite detail, I cant believe you captured it with the ant in the mouth!!
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06/14/2003 07:55:55 AM
Great image, suits the theme of this week's challenge very well. 8 Morgan
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06/14/2003 05:58:20 AM
Another excellent picture. Good work!
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06/14/2003 12:05:45 AM
Wow, great capture. It's not tack-sharop but under the circumstances I can understand.
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06/13/2003 04:26:25 PM
A PERFECT shot! Excellent cropping for a magazine, too. Very big thumbs up.
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06/13/2003 04:20:12 PM
well captured moment
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06/13/2003 02:43:42 AM
Beautiful shot - well done
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06/13/2003 12:06:44 AM
So close to being so good. Great opportunity, but just a little out of focus. Its such a shame because this picture is so very close to being so good.
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06/12/2003 06:50:21 PM
Amazing photo!!! The wren looked almost wooden (but it's too good for that even). Even more incredible with the ant in it's beak. WOW!!! Great color, focus and I like the framing - but the square sizing might hurt your overall score (but not from me!!) 10 Rob the Swash
06/12/2003 04:42:54 PM
Beautiful! You really did a good job, and your timing was spot on!
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06/12/2003 04:13:13 PM
I really enjoyed the angle that you took this from. It makes the bird seem alive. A litle blurry behind the head, but very well done overall
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06/12/2003 11:12:16 AM
beautiful catch of photographer
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06/12/2003 09:50:34 AM
Very nice bird shot. I have the same in my garden. I have the lenses, tripod and all the stuff to do something like that, exept probably the patience.
Congrats.
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06/12/2003 09:29:39 AM
Nice catch! I'm impressed you were able to get it pretty much in focus, and I'm sure it was 1 chance or nothing for this eh? Great shot.
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06/11/2003 05:49:35 PM
nice capture of the bird with the bug excellent detail for a colorless bird 9
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06/11/2003 12:52:39 PM
very very very nice picture.. =) how do you do that ?? i would like to know with which camera and additional lenses.. =) very good one .. congrats..
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06/11/2003 10:57:11 AM
Wow, great catch! Excellent focus, exposure and composition. Beautiful work.
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06/11/2003 06:17:11 AM
Nice shot!
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06/11/2003 03:12:23 AM
Fantastic capture! This is a lovely photo!
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06/11/2003 02:15:55 AM
Nice shot. 8.
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06/11/2003 01:16:16 AM
Great capture! Bird could stand to be a little more in focus. Otherwise superb! 9
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06/11/2003 01:15:29 AM
great capture!
JB
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06/11/2003 12:49:07 AM
A beautiful capture
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06/11/2003 12:48:01 AM
great capture and compo., good focus and clear image
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