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This bird slamed into our window
This bird slamed into our window
Mikael


Photograph Information Photographer's Comments
Challenge: Oops! (Classic Editing)
Camera: Olympus C-3000Z
Location: Moms house
Date: Aug 31, 2003
Aperture: 2.8
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1/500
Date Uploaded: Sep 1, 2003

This bird slamed into our window this sunday afternoon. Luckily it was just shaken or something I guess, cause it sat in the hand for about 20 minutes and slowly recovered until it finally flew away with a chirp as "Thank you" ;)

A not so very "spot on" subject submission, but close enough for me...

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10/19/2003 01:30:18 PM
Originally posted by Everyday Renee:

Reply to Mikael's E-mail below:

Mikael:

In the United States, we have organizations that rehabilitate wildlife -- and yes, they rehabilitate birds. Fellow Mortals is one such organization in Wisconsin who rehabilitates many wild creatures -- of which the majority are birds -- even small song birds like yours.

Maybe you can locate a similiar organization in your country in case you encounter this situation again. Most birds who are stunned from hitting a window die from internal bleeding/trauma.

Best,
Renee


Thats a nice organisation! Though I dont think we have one like it over here in Sweden, atleast not nearby where I live.

Sure they might have internal bleeding, and thats too bad this can happen. But as I said in my private mail to you which you so kindly posted here, that if this bird did die later on, it will benefit another animal. Circle of life.

Edit: Call me cold-hartedly, but this is the way I see the world. And sorry if I offended anybody with this picture! it was truely not my intention with it!

Message edited by author 2003-10-19 13:38:47.
10/19/2003 12:58:37 PM
Reply to Mikael's E-mail below:

Mikael:

In the United States, we have organizations that rehabilitate wildlife -- and yes, they rehabilitate birds. Fellow Mortals is one such organization in Wisconsin who rehabilitates many wild creatures -- of which the majority are birds -- even small song birds like yours.

Maybe you can locate a similiar organization in your country in case you encounter this situation again. Most birds who are stunned from hitting a window die from internal bleeding/trauma.

Best,
Renee

Message edited by author 2003-10-19 13:00:13.
10/19/2003 12:54:08 PM
Mikael sent this e-mail to me:

"Well, do you for REAL think that a vet would take time to nurse a bird ther´s uncountable amount of??

Also I´d like to see you taking a fat rat (or some other animal not so "cute looking") to the vet cause its stuck in someones trap, or partially injured by some other animal.

Let it go and hope that it will survive, otherwise it will benefit some other animal.

Just to be clear, dont take this as a angry reply!
and sorry for any bad choise of word.

Regards,
Mikael"



Message edited by author 2003-10-19 12:54:33.
09/11/2003 05:08:54 PM
Thanks for your comments!

My thoughts about this when submitting it was the first obivous reason that something went wrong here was that it just sat there in the hand, which no bird would do without something gone wrong. Secondly something went wrong in the birds navigation, so to speak.
The bird wasn´t visibly injured at first sight. The little one was just in chock. It even tried to get shelter in the hand when a big bird flew around above us.
 Comments Made During the Challenge
09/08/2003 05:20:10 PM
"Hey, honey, let's waste time taking a picture of an injured bird instead of taking it to a vet." Nice shot, though.
09/08/2003 06:36:11 AM
beautiful little bird.
09/08/2003 02:24:08 AM
Just plain cute
09/07/2003 05:53:11 PM
Well done. The depth of field extending an inch or so farther so the whole bird was sharp would be even keener.
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09/06/2003 12:57:36 PM
Well composed image. Good use of DOF. Great job.
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09/05/2003 11:39:02 PM
stunningly good...
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09/05/2003 12:05:34 PM
it looks fine to me.. nice shot though
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09/04/2003 10:30:04 AM
Nice focus, and composition.
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09/04/2003 03:42:08 AM
oh man - i have a big picture window that birds slam into all the time. The ones that don't fly away right away I wrap in a blanket to keep them warm when their in shock and give them an eye dropper of gatorade ( i used to work for a vet - and gatorade has the same electrolytes that pedialyte, etc. have that the vet uses for the same situations) and they usually are good to go after a little while....kudos to you for saving the little guy - too many people don't care - I'll give you an extra point for having a big heart!! I like the shot too. I may have given a little more negative space off to the right where the bird is looking though, but that's just a minor observation. The colors and dof are there too.
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09/03/2003 02:52:38 PM
maybe so, but the picture itself doesnt say "oops"
09/03/2003 02:38:57 PM
Nice picture of the bird, but without the title this wouldn't make sense at all.
09/03/2003 01:52:47 PM
Used windex did you. Good capture, nice Depth of Field.
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09/03/2003 12:31:56 PM
Very good shot. Nice clear features in the face. Did he make it?
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