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Collecting for the Nest
Collecting for the Nest

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Challenge: Free Study 2015-04 (Advanced Editing VII)
Collection: Portfolio
Camera: Canon EOS-5D Mark III
Lens: Canon EF 24-105mm f/4.0L IS
Location: Easton, CT
Date: Apr 21, 2015
Aperture: f/7.1
ISO: 200
Shutter: 1/125
Date Uploaded: Apr 30, 2015

After years of trying to get sharp closeups of these skittish bluebirds, I finally figured out the secret: hit it in the face with a house at 20mph. This one smacked into my office window at full speed. I think it grabbed the twig just to steady itself while the world was spinning. It took about four hours, but the little guy finally recovered and flew off.

Place: 26 out of 147
Avg (all users): 6.3529
Avg (commenters): 7.3333
Avg (participants): 6.2258
Avg (non-participants): 6.6957
Views since voting: 279
Views during voting: 175
Votes: 85
Comments: 5
Favorites: 0

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05/08/2015 02:01:31 AM
oh poor baby. Glad it was ok in the end. Under rated if you ask me
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05/08/2015 12:23:02 AM
I love this. It was in my top two.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
05/07/2015 09:02:51 PM
Clad in lapis lazuli (I think that a touch of a bluish veil here and there would make it more subtle - as such it looks like partial desaturation) Fantastic eye
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05/07/2015 08:34:39 PM
Wow, I'd love to know how you got your camera so close to this creature!
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05/07/2015 12:24:41 PM
Very vivid blues! Nature is so cool.
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