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"Daddy, make it move!"

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Challenge: Earliest Memory II (Advanced Editing VII)
Collection: Challenges
Camera: Canon EOS-5D Mark II
Lens: Canon EF 24-105mm f/4.0L IS
Location: Chatham, MA
Date: Feb 11, 2014
Aperture: f/10
ISO: 200
Shutter: 1/320, 1/800
Date Uploaded: Feb 12, 2014


True memory. Not my earliest, I've used that before, the needle for the spinal tap. But a couple years after that, in the woods with my father at Fallen Leaf Lake, I came across a dead furry critter, maybe a woodchuck, I don't know. I poked it with a stick, got quite distressed, and begged my father (the omniscient one) to "make it move". I was crushed that he couldn't.

I found this gull yesterday and flashed on that, so here we go...

Place: 11 out of 45
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Views since voting: 469
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Votes: 67
Comments: 6
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06/04/2014 06:23:43 PM
The bits of grass, pebbles and shells at the bottom make it look like the bird is actually taking off from a tree - last flight perhaps?
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02/23/2014 09:14:32 AM
I was one of your 10's. This happened to me with my oldest son when he was 2. I remember exactly where I was standing in Queens, New York, when he poked a dead bird saying, "Fly! Fly! Mammma...make it fly!". I realized then and there that I was to decide how to handle a very important topic.
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02/21/2014 01:35:10 PM
Exceptional image and very touching story.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
02/20/2014 11:39:00 PM
This gets a last minute bump. Death is one of those early memories that tends to stick around for awhile.
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02/19/2014 09:58:35 PM
Quite beautifully composed.
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02/14/2014 10:51:09 AM
Simply awesome.
I remember being a child saying something like that.
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