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Copyright: petru damsa (petrudamsa) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 562 W: 77 N: 725] (2544)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2004-06-02
Categories: Birds
Camera: Minolta HT-SI, Minolta AF 35-70
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Baby Animals 4 [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2006-02-08 2:18
Viewed: 4370
Points: 32
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
I don't know the name of this baby bird. I wouldn't even noticed it if it wouldn't make some noise when I was passing by, about 1 m on the side.
I realised that this chick was quite far from its nest. It is not supposed to grow on the forest ground.
Was it abandoned? If yes, Why?
Could be the "work" of a parasitic cuckoo chick. Could be casted out by some older brothers. Or it just tried (to soon) its first flight?
I didn't see the parents around. Maybe they were watching me from the tall chestnuts trees around.

You may be intrigued by the strange POV of this photo.
I just didn't want to get to close to this chick, nor to spend much time walking around it, making things worse for the allready scared animal.
I just took a shot from an upside angle and continued my walk, hoping that this little one will make its slim survival chances.

honza, Luc, Dave, scottevers7, red45, livios, marhowie, Nico has marked this note useful
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  • honza Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 533 W: 0 N: 720] (4197)
  • [2006-02-08 2:41]

Nice photo of the vulnerable bird baby. I hope the bird survived :-)

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  • manyee Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3089 W: 230 N: 6774] (23770)
  • [2006-02-08 2:58]

Interesting POV indeed, Petru.
What a colorful little chick. He must be so scared.
Sharp details and wonderful markings and colors on the feathers.
I hope he is okay. TFS. : )

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  • Dave Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 503 W: 43 N: 657] (2178)
  • [2006-02-08 6:35]

I think your "strange POV" works well here Petru, showing us the plight of this young bird as it really was!
Good composition!
Excellent picture!

Hi Petru,
You always hope the mother is watching nearby, and will continue to care for the chick. It is very vunerable on the forest floor to every preadator. A good shot, and it will always make you wonder about the outcome!

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  • red45 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2636 W: 74 N: 9091] (31094)
  • [2006-02-08 10:01]

Hi Petru!

Sad moment and sad story! I hope all went well with this bird. POV is good in my opinion - refreshing and good looking. Maybe it was first try of its flight abilities? It looks not very young.

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  • livios Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2150 W: 319 N: 4263] (16942)
  • [2006-02-08 11:50]

Petru, the pov looks great to me.

Besides, nice colors, saturation and sharpness.

Great note.

Hi Petru,
interesting photo, I think is fallen from the nest, extremely difficult it has survived. good colors and light; but out of focus some leaf near the little bird.
Good work.

Not likely pushed out by a cuckoo -- they usually complete their homicidal chores while their adopted siblings are very young and helpless -- often before they even hatch. This little chick looks too young to be trying its wings, but old enough that it might have gone exploring outside the nest and fallen. The parents would still feed it, but they would have little chance of defending it against predators.
Very well captured image.

Interesting subject and theme Petru. Good detail, colors and illuminated well.
Thank you!

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  • Nico Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 199 W: 1 N: 335] (1321)
  • [2006-02-10 4:07]

You did well not to get too close. This bird looks to well cared for not have a mom lurking somewhere close-by to scrath inquisitive photographers.
Good shot, probably an eagle.

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  • moemf Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 105 W: 0 N: 160] (703)
  • [2006-02-10 8:44]

Hi Petru

Excellent Capture! Great shot of this baby. Lovely colours, composition and focus!


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  • EOSF1 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1393 W: 119 N: 5267] (23955)
  • [2006-02-10 10:21]

Good "event" shot Petru, good technique and good composition. Bravo !


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  • nofer Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1190 W: 366 N: 811] (2307)
  • [2006-02-11 9:06]

Muito boa foto. Excelente.
Esse filhote deve ser irm„o do 'meu'.... He... He... He...
Muito bom trabalho.

I hopo the bird survived!
Nice moment, note and details!
I like the POV!

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  • zeca Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 373 W: 14 N: 539] (2887)
  • [2006-02-16 8:29]

Nice photo showing this "poor little guy"! I guess its mamma was flying just over the trees around you and going crazy. Good colours, sharpness and details. Unfortunately, I don't believe this guy had survived. Cheers!

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  • methos Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 213 W: 51 N: 281] (1189)
  • [2007-02-21 20:09]

Cel mai probabil e ca a incercat sa zboare prea repede dar teoretic nu e nicio problema. Parintii il hranesc si are destule sanse sa supravietuiasca, bineinteles daca nu il gaseste vreo pisica inainte. Eu zic ca e un pui de ceva Turdus, cel mai probabil Philomelos sau Pilaris.
De obicei puii de Pilaris parasesc cuibul inainte sa poata zbura si se ascund prin balarii/urzici. Nici chiar asa de mici totusi, dar sa speram ca a fost bine pana la urma.
Si eu am gasit de cateva ori pui asa mici sau poate mai mari putin pe jos.

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