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3rd Place Baby Bluebirds
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Challenge: Point of View III (Basic Editing)
Collection: Animals
Camera: Canon EOS-50D
Lens: Canon EF 24-70mm f/2.8L USM
Location: Home
Date: May 4, 2011
Galleries: Animals, Birds
Date Uploaded: May 4, 2011

Do you see 4 baby bluebirds? Take a closer look. There are actually 5 of them! I did not realize it until I looked at them again later.


Thanks to everyone for your votes. I have a bluebird house in the backyard. Each year I watch the building of the nest, the laying of the eggs and the babies hatching and growing until they are old enough to leave the nest. I unscrewed the top of the birdhouse so that I can lift it off and view the birds from the top. It never ceases to amaze me. The father bird will sometimes swoop down to draw my attention away from the babies (double click on image to see it larger) Copyrighted_Image_Reuse_Prohibited_952186.jpg. They will often build 3 or 4 nests during the year and raise 3 to 5 babies each time. Its a little tricky trying to capture all of them with their mouths open at one time. I do not spend much time viewing as to not disturb them. It was a matter of coming back multiple times over a few weeks and catching them awake and hungry at just the right time.
Here are all 5!
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Statistics
Place: 3 out of 109
Avg (all users): 6.7321
Avg (commenters): 7.8333
Avg (participants): 6.4694
Avg (non-participants): 6.8403
Views since voting: 3556
Views during voting: 328
Votes: 168
Comments: 28
Favorites: 2 (view)


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05/23/2011 08:03:55 AM
Agree about the ugly thing,great image anyway,Congrats to you.
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05/21/2011 12:42:25 PM
LOL they are so cute but so ugly at the same time! I have never looked that closely into a baby bird's mouth before. :) I wish I'd been around to vote on this!
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05/19/2011 12:58:09 PM
Soprano, alto, tenor, bass. LOL.
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05/18/2011 10:26:39 PM
Thank you all for your comments. They are greatly appreciated.
05/18/2011 08:39:24 PM
I love this shot! Congratulations and thanks for sharing your find!
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05/18/2011 04:15:23 PM
Baby birds are sort of cute and ugly all in one. Great image. congratulations on the ribbon.

Message edited by author 2011-05-18 16:15:36.
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05/18/2011 07:57:23 AM
Great nature shot. Congrats on the yellow.
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05/18/2011 03:46:49 AM
What can i say ? ;-)

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big congratz !!!!
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05/18/2011 03:15:22 AM
Congrats on the ribbon - killer shot.
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05/18/2011 02:10:36 AM
Awesome job. One of my favorites of this challenge. I gave you a nine, 1 of only 3. The highest score I gave this challenge. Congrats!
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05/18/2011 12:32:50 AM
Awwwwwwww - they look really hu8ngy! Congratulations on your ribbon!
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05/18/2011 12:32:26 AM
Definitely a great point of view, and well deserved. Congrats!
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05/18/2011 12:06:23 AM
Wonderful POV! Congrats on your RIBBON!!
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
05/15/2011 12:40:40 AM
Yawk! What it's like to be a mommy bird - or any mommy for that matter. 8
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05/14/2011 01:21:36 AM
Great shot.
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05/13/2011 06:39:56 PM
... only a mother could love! Sweet capture
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05/13/2011 11:34:36 AM
Great picture.
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05/13/2011 02:31:55 AM
When commenting, I'm usually trying to say something meaningful. In this case - just Wow!
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05/12/2011 06:41:45 AM
I have to say I've never had such a view. This is amazing. Science/wildlife book material. Well done.
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05/12/2011 05:08:27 AM
Great point of view. Fits the challenge well
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05/11/2011 08:48:05 PM
Indeed, baby birds ARE pretty ghastly[strike]. But what an amazing shot. They sort of look a bit like Uncle Fester, with a bad toupee.

Message edited by author 2011-05-18 03:12:29.
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05/11/2011 07:51:57 PM
holy bird beaks batman. nice capture good view point definitely unique... 9
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05/11/2011 02:25:51 PM
Excellent!!!! A ribbon contender if I ever saw one.
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05/11/2011 12:49:14 PM
My favorite image hands down! 10
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05/11/2011 11:25:24 AM
This is wonderful!!!
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05/11/2011 11:12:21 AM
Amazing shot! Not the most attractive birds at this age but the brilliant yellow mouths are striking.
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05/11/2011 08:34:03 AM
Haha. Cool.
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05/11/2011 12:38:01 AM
Charming. Quite charming. (not voting)
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