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Copyright: Lynn Tait (lyta) (42)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2004-06-12
Categories: Birds
Exposure: f/2.8, 1/160 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2004-07-28 4:01
Viewed: 6029
Favorites: 1 [view]
Points: 22
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
We were traveling through the States on motorbikes on the way to New Hampshire. At the hotel (I think in Stowe) this baby bird fell or was pushed out of his nest. My husband thought it was a robin, I believed it to be a blue jay. Unfortunately there were no parents around. Both bird species would have normally had a fit if we had been this close with them present. It may have also been taken by a larger bird, but proved to be too heavy and was dropped. Couldn't see a nest around either.I felt kind of bad taking its picture knowing its fate,but I did anyway. I erased my fingers on the left and cloned in grass. He was very hungry. I realize now I could have cropped the left and top of the photo.

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Welcome on TN Lynn,
Nice first photo you send us it's so nice to see that baby bird, with that hair an the head, good colours and well token, and a nice note too. Very good first one, good job

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  • Esox Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 239 W: 20 N: 344] (972)
  • [2004-07-28 6:29]

A great one!
Good composition and colors, and amazing details.
Well seen.

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  • japie Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1814 W: 100 N: 1904] (5187)
  • [2004-07-28 7:28]

Very sad, but great detail and DOF. Sometimes we are faced with these difficult decisions, but the way we handle these decisions are what separates us. - Well taken

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  • PDP Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor [C: 2821 W: 344 N: 3779] (11769)
  • [2004-07-28 10:35]

Sad story but well seen. Don't feel bad, nothing you can do. Very good detail in the picture.

Poor guy, how sad. But of course nothing you can do, Lynn - welcome to TN with this fine first posting. Very good detail and lovely colors, and I agree with your conclusion that a subtle crop from the top - removing the white area - would make it even better. Well done.

Welcome on TN Lynn. Very cute first post of this little newborne. Very sharp and very nice colours put together in a very nice composition. Well done.

Welcome to TN Lynn, good first post, lots of detail, minnor cloning looks OK , present crop looks fine to me.
The note is good, and your approach the right one to leave it to its propper fate hard though that may feel.Just think that something else will live because of it.

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  • Jax Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 77 W: 0 N: 150] (500)
  • [2004-07-29 17:55]

Good composition and colours and I'd leave the cropping just as it is. Sad story though.

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  • optic Gold Star Critiquer [C: 322 W: 0 N: 0] (0)
  • [2004-11-29 14:05]


It is inspite of the subject a good photo as regards dof, focus, and composition. I think not cropping gives it a better layout. Cropping would have put to much on the chick.

splendide bravo

I like the colors and the details!!

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