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a cold winters passing
a cold winters passing

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Challenge: Portrait Of A Wild Bird (Advanced Editing VII)
Camera: Canon EOS-50D
Lens: Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 II
Location: Santaquin, Utah
Date: Dec 26, 2009
Aperture: 2.0
ISO: 250
Shutter: 1/1000
Galleries: Emotive, Birds
Date Uploaded: Dec 26, 2009

found this little guy hanging in a tree outside our house today. He seems to have frozen to death, his small legs still perching the branch where he took his final breaths.

Place: 89 out of 138
Avg (all users): 5.5026
Avg (commenters): 6.7500
Avg (participants): 5.5075
Avg (non-participants): 5.5000
Views since voting: 618
Views during voting: 366
Votes: 193
Comments: 11
Favorites: 0

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01/06/2010 08:12:14 PM
Great capture. Hummers in Utah in winter are quite rare. You might call a local birder and get them the bird. It could be a state winter record.
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01/04/2010 04:52:31 PM
Great image, well done :)
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01/04/2010 12:22:58 AM
Nature is not kind. Thanks for reminding us that everything about birds lives is not all fun and games. This is a strong image IMHO.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
01/03/2010 11:16:28 AM
He's dead? And still clutching the branch? That's sad!!
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12/31/2009 01:35:51 PM
that is the strangest thing ive seen in quite a while. is it dead and stuck to the tree? hmmm
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12/30/2009 02:26:41 PM
I cant make out whats up or down..interesting..6
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12/30/2009 02:10:18 PM
Is it alive? Looks pretty haggard. ...but colorful. :)
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12/30/2009 01:02:08 PM
I'm ambivalent about this image. The detail, color, and light is very nice, but it looks like a dead bird hanging from a branch.
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12/29/2009 08:40:00 PM
Such is the way of nature. A very good find. May be a bit macabre for some voters but I like it.
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12/29/2009 01:04:15 PM
You have to look at this one for a while to fully get it. Nice BG bokeh.
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12/28/2009 04:28:47 PM
What the heck is going on here? Neat image!
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