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The Homemaker
The Homemaker

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Challenge: Free Study 2017-07 (Standard Editing)
Collection: Challenges: Macos / Close ups
Camera: Sony Alpha a7 II
Lens: Sony FE 70-200mm f/4.0 G OSS Lens
Location: Cape Cod
Date: Jul 27, 2017
Aperture: f/7.1
ISO: 800
Shutter: 1/80
Date Uploaded: Jul 31, 2017

We've put this type of nesting material out for the last two years now. The finches in particular love using it and as they nest quite late it provides us a host of entertainment during the summer as well as serving a functional purpose for them.

The amount some finches will pull up and then hold in their beaks at one time is quite amazing, sometimes about 4 or 5 times the amount you see here. But then sometimes they'll lose some before they actually fly off. It becomes a sort of spectator sport ... will he try and hold any more? ... look, he's going for more ... but will he be successful without dropping some of the material already in his beak? etc. etc.

I hope the picture made you smile :-)


Place: 81 out of 120
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Views since voting: 92
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Votes: 61
Comments: 4
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
08/06/2017 11:05:45 AM
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08/01/2017 03:57:09 PM
Unusual and very good image.
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08/01/2017 02:53:56 AM
wat a wonderful image its so cute

vote 6
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08/01/2017 12:43:27 AM
too fabulous! great catch
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